I read this book in precisely five sittings. After some of the initial introductions and story setup, the pace picks up quickly. The pacing is great, and you're always wondering what will come next for our hero. I couldn't put it down, and when I absolutely had to, I was planning my next reading session.
The first-person voice may deter some, but I found that it wasn't clunky or distracting, which is a rare thing. In short, this book is definitely worth a look.