"‘Why is it,’ he said, one time, at the subway entrance, ‘I feel I’ve known you so many years?’ ‘Because I like you,’ she said, ‘and I don’t want anything from you.’" After so many years of hearing about this novel, I finally took the plunge and read it. I'm actually still undecided about how much I liked it... but it was definitely intriguing. There were many moments where I was pulled in by the story, but not the writing... but also vice versa. The girl that shows up in the beginning of the story had me hooked, but she doesn't stick around for long. The concept was incredible, and I can't believe they haven't made a film about it yet. Overall, I would recommend it, but I wouldn't put it in my top-reads of the year.