A slow starter (I mean, I felt just as frustrated as the protagonist at the beginning when NONE of his questions were being answered. Argh!) But, as it got on towards the end, I really did start to get into it! Even the lingo (shank, slint-head, klunk) stopped being annoying, and started to work along with the story to build a unique world for me to lose myself in. Hopefully the next book will be a bit quicker off the mark!