I so wanted this to be good. But it really wasn't, for me. Just okay. The story draaaaaaaaaaaagged out in a lot of places. There were no really likeable characters. Plots were forgettable. Violence galore; the racism and sexism Moran displayed, which were supposed to be reflective of the times (I suppose), made me wince. Even the few humorous parts (and there were a few) could not redeem this book for me - 1.5 stars.