The overall theme of this book is about the people that come and go in our life. The ending is somewhat like Lovecraft , and borders in the sci-fi genre. The speech Charles Jacobs gives in this book gave me chills. It is worth reading for that monologue alone. It also juxtaposes faith with atheism. Based on those elements I would recommend this book. If you read it , I hope you find it as entertaining as I did.