There were parts of this dystopian novel that I enjoyed, parts I struggled with, and a few that didn't belong. The main character is good, or discovers goodness within himself. His stream-of-consciousness narrative is jarring at times. Comparable in theme and direction to The Death of Grass, which I found marginally better. One last comment, no spoilers - the added bits of the ending make little sense to me - is the author striking out at someone, or laying the groundwork for a sequel? Either way I didn't like it.