"RED is the most joyful and dreadful thing in the physical universe; it is the fiercest note, it is the highest light, it is the place where the walls of this world of ours wear thinnest and something beyond burns through. It glows in the blood which sustains and in the fire which destroys us, in the roses of our romance and in the awful cup of our religion. It stands for all passionate happiness, as in faith or in first love." -G. K. Chesterton
It was a bit slow. The atmosphere was well done, and the cover was very suited to it. Buuuut... I kept on thinking it would get really interesting like his other books, and it never really did. Ah well.