This is one of those books one needs to be in the right headspace to read. Its pace can be sluggish with a distinctly classic prose style (think Victorian) despite its modern setting. It’s also one of those books that dredges up a lot of questions about life, identity, conformity, God, the soul, true love, and death. But it doesn’t offer any concrete answers. Beautifully written, and ultimately for the patient philosopher with a keenness for the supernatural.
Personal rating: 4/5