I read this book and the next three in the series years ago. I read them with long lapses between because I started the series before the 3rd book was published. I've been wanting to re-read then all back to back. This was a free book on both Kindle and Nook a couple of weeks ago so I decided to was meant to be. I own all the books in paper form, but I prefer e-books so I scooped it up. I forgot how weird it. I do like Gregory MacGuire I know lots of people aren't keen on his books, but I've always really enjoyed them. I also know about the highly successful play and no I haven't seen, but I'd like to.