I've been trying to this for a while, and while I was in Bali I got stuck into it while I lounged around by the pool. It's not an easy read. It is a futuristic, yet classicly set novel. It's based around several main characters, all with separate agendas, who find themselves on a similar mission - beyond the waves. I love adventure, so I liked the major plot of discovering a long lost perfect society. Sometimes the immensity of the alternate reality of our own world is overwhelming in its intricacies, but once you get used to the fictional world the characters become real and you can't wait to find out what happens next. Give it a go.