This very humorous book will take you away from your own life. Two main reasons for that: first, the story is great with lots of explicit and implicit humor, but second and for me more important, this book contains mostly direct dialog. You get very little to go on when it comes to tone of speech, surroundings, manners, etc. You have to picture them all yourself by reading the dialog. So although this book is very easy to read, it will keep you very busy. No sitting back and relax, but making a story together with Webb. What is also very special about this book is, that it has drawings of some of the characters. Colin is an artist and draws for his own exhibition in London during his stay in America. These drawings he makes in New Cardiff are given to us, so we can see (literally) who we are reading about.