I found the book at the local Book Warehouse and it looked extremely interesting. If you are trying to equate this book to McMurtys other illustrious novels well then it's certainly no Pulitzer winner but if you are a lover of books that treasures the hunt as much as the find then you will like this book. McMurtry has lead a captivating life in his book dealings and the stories he tells about the "book scouts" and "book dealers" are fascinating. I think anyone that collects has a lot of wonderful stories about their rare finds. McMurtry says his personal library contains 28,000 volumes. I only wish to have that many books one day.