This book has that indefinable magic that makes it a classic. It just seems to flow from some higher plane. I read it in one sitting. I must confess that I cried a lot. There is SO much angst in this book, and I'm really not one to want to 'suffer' while I read for pleasure. The things that kept happening to the character of Adam, well, it was like how much more horrible can the author possibly make this? So I'm not sure I can say I necessarily enjoyed it, or will ever read it again. Nevertheless, it was deeply moving and deserves the 5 star rating.