I started reading this at 11:48 pm Wednesday night. By 1 am I was nearly a quarter of the way in and seriously contemplating calling in sick to work the next day so I could stay up and read straight through. Sanity kicked in and I decided to mark my place and go to sleep. Since then I have spent every free moment racing to the end. For me this book has it all - interesting story, great characters, and well written prose. Chris Cleave has a way with words that is truly magical.You know when someone says, "I don't care what it is about, I just want to read a good book."? This is it.