I enjoyed Steve Almond's Candyfreak and this one looked good. I like epistolary novels. When I checked it out at the library, the sweet-faced girl who occasionally praises my choices in literature as she scans in the barcode gushed about this one - she had held off finishing it because she didn't want it to end. I read it in two or three days and it probably would have benefited from a break. The confessional nature of the letters is fascinating, up to a point. In one of the author's afterwords, she gives thanks to a friend who told her she needed to stop working on this book. The characters must have been getting on her nerves too! But it was, on the whole, enjoyable.