I was reading this one day when the radio came on and the DJ was talking about the Mars rover. I thought at first that they were doing a program about my book, and then realized this was real life. It was awesome.
Post-reading: Maybe it's just because I took so long about it, or because some of it was so depressing. Maybe it was the fact that I didn't really like any of the characters - by the end, Frank of all people was my favorite, just because he was most enigmatic. What a dick, though.
This is a rather rambling review so far. I liked it. It was good. But I don't know if I'll read the sequels. My favorite parts were the invented mythologies.