This is one of those books that's perfectly well-written, but didn't really speak to me. Some of my more literary-minded (and Christian) friends love it, to the point of using it as an example (possibly the only example?) of a contemporary work that stands up to the classics. As with many classics though, I could see at least some of the merit in it, but don't feel like I got much out of it. Hate it when that happens.