I was excited about reading The Hunter and actually read about half way through it. It's speculative fiction/steam punk with a western cowboy setting and that sounded great to me. Unfortunately, there's something lacking in this story -- it just didn't pull me in at all. There's a great premise, but there's something missing there. The characters, the atmosphere, the story, all of it fell flat, and after avoiding the book for almost two weeks, (and reading two other books in between) I finally gave up on it.