This is the first story I am reading. I am not too far into it, but I have to say, even at this early stage, it's great. I love the main character and how he is dealing with his problems -- and what I mean by that is, I like his inner voice, his summations of what's going on around him. This is making me feel like I am about to read a story from one of the early collections. It also for some reason is giving me the same feeling I had when I read the tale "Everything's Eventual," which I enjoyed very much. Not sure what it is -- maybe it's the focus on one character and how said character deals with the complications in his life. What did you guys call that type of piece once, an innie as opposed to an outie, something like that? (Or is this a complete phantom memory? Fairly sure it isn't, but if it is, sorry for the random neologisms.) Anyway, I can't wait to read more of this tonight.