I've read a lot of horror and sci-fi but this book is different. There's more to it than a simple horror story. It's about a new way of looking at things. The characters are unique and I wanted to hug them. Well, some of them. The tale is engrossing and never boring. It's even funny at times. And yet it rocked me to my foundations. This is a story that will stick with you. And if you're like me, it will make you think. The world we know is on the way out and we'd better start thinking about what's coming. I think that's what this author is telling us. And along the way, he's written a Christmas classic.