Really interesting start - hooked me but didn't keep me. Marion built his little world very nicely, and with humor, too... But the undoing of the plague & giving of answers really lacked for me. The Perry/R flashbacks & visions were interesting & I felt like they provided interesting nuggets of explanation & insight, unfortunately they were rarely built upon or tied into the main story. I liked R, I thought Julie was meh at best, and Nora grated on me. I wanted to like this book so very much...but I just couldn't. In the end, I just wanted it to be DONE.