This book kept me reading it, but I'm not sure why. I haven't seen too many of the movies (maybe seven total of the ones they watched). But that doesn't matter since the book is mostly about the father-son relationship. And this is why the book fails for me. I just do not care at all what happens to these people. And the book goes too far into dude territory for me. I found nothing that relatable in their experiences and the portrayal of women in the book bothers me. I'm not sure why, but I got a gross feeling whenever I was reading about Jesse's exgirlfriends. There's something in the words and David Gilmour's attitude towards these women that rubs me the wrong way. I also hate, hate, hate all the similes and metaphors. There are way too many. I would not be surprised to find three on one page.