Well, it didn't suck and was entertaining but for some reason I kept being reminded of Dresden. Got some major anti-hero stuff going on here and the anti-hero is damn lucky that his friends stick with him. The story does seem to drag a bit at the beginning. Definately a build up for more books (and I see the author has already started cranking them out). I classify this in the 'brain candy' catagory because it is quick to read, doesn't totally suck, and leaves you wanting more...but not more of this. It makes you want to go read something that will actually excerise the brain. It does produce a lot of memorable silly quotes.