I enjoyed this book. I would say it has plenty of beautiful descriptives but also every ten pages or so a real stinker the just doesn't work. It left me with the impression that the author was just trying to hard, which is a shame as I enjoyed the story. The story, narrated by death, was interesting and required some suspension of belief regarding deaths taking of souls, which is a large part of the theme. Still even though death narrated I was unable to suspend belief enough when on the odd occasion the narrator refer to a god entity. Even though we are talking about death, the inclusion of a god delusion was unnecessary and that coupled with the odd 'off' sentence made it 4 not 5 stars.