This was a 99 cent buy off of Amazon, and it had a lot of positive reviews. It had an interesting portrayal of a post-apocalyptic world and made references to Hemmingway's Old Man and the Sea (which I haven't actually read). However, I like my books to have more dialogue and the pacing really crawled. The prose wasn't particularly great, either. In addition, the book's climax was kind of ridiculous and didn't seem to mesh with the first two thirds of the book. In this case, I got what I paid for. You should probably only pick this up if you really love Hemmingway and don't mind reading other people's not-so-great imitations.