I devoured this book. I loved taking this journey with Alex, with all its wacky twists and turns and philosophical meanderings. I chuckled all the way through. Though it has its serious moments and themes, the overall tone is lighthearted. As a Kurt Vonnegut fan, I was skeptical of an author who would use his works as a plot device, but it works here and does justice to Vonnegut's ideas.