It was a random selection from the train station but I really got into it and thought the premise was a really interesting one. It almost lapsed into self-help at times but I quite enjoyed that, although it made more sense afterwards when I read the author's biography.
My only disappointment was (and please don't flick to the back page if you come to read it) the last sentence. It felt really weak. Actually coming to think of it the closing chapters were a bit of a let-down insomuch as it felt that the author suddenly decided he had had enough and wanted to tie up the loose ends as quickly as possible.
Even so it was worth a read for the idea of the plot, and the unusual combination of fiction and life improvement advice in one.