What a wonderful book! Definitely quirky and definitely a great read! I just loved it! This book:
1. Utterly charmed me.
2. Made me nervous at times.
3. Made me not only smile at other times, but laugh as well.
This story of a man cursed to be slapped at least once a day had me flipping pages and all in all greatly enjoying it. I loved the many lists and just loved the main characters. It is a bit hard to put into a genre, but I would not call this a horror novel as the publisher does. Though there is some scary tension, there is nothing horrific about this fun book. I think that the type of quirky humour that this book shows is hard for authors to pull off and Shipp certainly succeeded! His characters major and minor were dynamic and fun, and the sorts of people that just sound like they would be fun to hang out and watch movies with. In fact, my only real complaint is that I wish the book had been longer... I wanted the story to keep going!