Whether it's the perfect capturing of London patois, the textual experimentation that feels like modern life, or the vivid range of issues in this could-be-a-state-of-the-species novel.... I can't say it any better than I do over at RB (http://wp.me/sGVzJ-nw) but the short version is that this novel is beautiful. Lyrical. Gorgeous. And it feels like real life.