If I were to make a list of my top ten books, this little gem would surely be up there. For someone that love hard science fiction, this sure is a departure but I guess when i look closer into my likes and loves, it's the human stories that make the grade for me. Specifically, when someone who you would not see as having all the advantages in life, does something extraordinary, that's the story I love. I guess this stems from the perception I picked up somewhere along the way of myself as an underdog. I would hazard a guess that I grew out of this vision of myself, but not out my love of this kind of story: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Forrest Gump, Rain man and many many more; love 'em.