I started by trying to read this book through at one sitting. It was the wrong approach. This is not one of these best-selling thrillers, which you simply cannot put down. That does not mean it is no good, though. The book rather grows on you, as you read it a bit at a time. A lot of what Jerome says strikes a chord because you realise it applies to life in general. Perhaps the way to describe the book is to call it a "thinking runner's book".