A rather painful reading experience made up of poor pacing (sloooow), repetitive tangents, cringe-worthy dialogue, and paper-thin characters. Originally published in 1961, the story did not age well. The biggest eyesore was the representation of Harey, the protagonist’s deceased wife come back from the dead as a clone (aka the love interest). The Harey character is nothing short of hysterical, helpless and completely revolved around our protagonist—seemingly pre- and post-clone life. The descriptions of the ocean and sky sound gorgeous, though, so may still watch the movie.