an easy, quirky read with some chuckles. like many books, it's about loneliness. the main character has many issues (mostly related to ocd) that keep himself isolated in himself. while it starts out a little hard for the reader to like him, over the course of a very short book he grows on you. even more impressive is that in these few pages he grows as a person, which many novelists don't manage to do in many more pages. wasn't thrilled with the neat, wrapped-with-a-bow ending in the last couple of pages that seemed to kind of come out of nowhere, though.