This was a book I didn't care to finish. It was a little too odd and too long. Maybe I'd have stuck with it if it was odd and short. I did copy one good passage from it before letting it go. "I have always been very fond of dogs. Cats have much too high an opinion of themselves and generally make for poor company. Are, on the whole, utterly humorless and always wrapped up in their own thoughts. Some days I reckon all cats are spies. Dogs, on the other hand, are reassuringly foolish and always game for a roll-around." I fully concur, Mr. Jackson.