I found it to be a really really great book! BUT... as many people have said mats character was.. off! not him! he didnt talk or act much like himself! the writing was similiar to RJ's, but I felt there was not quite as much detail in it. Although I do like that BS didnt take like 3 chapters to summarize each character when they are first mentioned in the book.... and! WHERE THE HECK IS ELAYNE?????? Why didnt she even get a paragraph? 700+ pages and nothing! not happy about that!