Such languorous, simple, beautiful prose I have not had the grace to read since Remains of the Day or perhaps Left hand of Darkness. Martin never gave up his vigor of youth for the indolence, security, and artificiality of Adulthood. Much to the distress of his friends and family he doggedly pursues his adolescent dreams never succumbing to the siren's call of settling. Truly we can learn what Glory and sacrifice means from Martin's example, if only we have the courage to buck what society expects of us. Solid read very much in the style of the Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye.