I think the first half of the book meandered a little and I had a tough time staying focused, but the 2nd half more than made up for it. Loved the characters, loved the accent. Made me think of Mickey Flanagan. Funny. I thought that Ash was a right dick, but it made the redeeming of him that much more soppy and lovely. I think this is definitely and author I'd pick up again and one that has a rather unique voice. Thoroughly enjoyable. Mickey http://youtu.be/q04UlwXo5zAUpdated - apparently not Mickey, it is more of a Russel Brand accent... http://youtu.be/eTZdZR-CvWQEven better!