Wow, I really liked this book. I liked the writing and as soon as I finished, I did what I usually do after reading a book I liked this much, I went looking for more. So it is sad for me today, because while perusing the 6 other works by William Neale I found out that he just passed away this past March. Does this change how I felt about the story, no. However, I am sad because I think Mr. Neale would have gotten better and better.