This book makes you think about the tradeoffs of striving for peace, of “slaying dragons.” The plot is deceptively meandering. Be prepared for both pleasantness and gut wrenching. The main idea was unusual, well considered, and expertly executed. The characters were relatable and human, and the dialogue flowed naturally. It’s very well constructed and a worthwhile read, but I would have difficulty rereading it. If you need an escape that puts your problems in a perspective and asks you to reevaluate, this is it.