I've heard of this book a lot so I finally broke down and read it. I admit I was expecting it to me more horrific and mysterious from some of the reactions. I actually chuckled at some of the things going through Joe's mind. That's what this story really was, a tale from inside Joe's head. It was a pretty interesting place to be. No, I wouldn't want a real person like this in my life, but as far as characters go, he's pretty fascinating. He kind of won me over.