I’ll review this properly when I’m done. Honest. But for the moment, I’ve never enjoyed reading a Wolfe novel more than this one.Â I’m half way through, and it could go off the rails, but I don’t think it will.Â So far it’s riveting. I’m just drawn back to it again and again, no matter what else is around.Â Just magnetic.Â It’s noir, and it’s smart and funny. Haven’t really got to the Lovecraft stuff, but I guess that’s in the second half.Â But from here, I’ve no hesitation in saying you NEED to read this one.Â Doesn’t matter if you like Wolfe’s other stuff or not. This is terrific.