Wonderful! I loved Austin with my whole being (he made me laugh out loud), though the other characters aren't bad at all. I appreciated the mystery, because that is... a mystery. It reasonably unravels itself along the novel, and its resolution is not deducible in the first hundred pages (of many). I did not like the pre-packaged family at the end, and the redundancy of some squabbles between Austin and Peter but, for me, they are venial sins that don't spoil the pleasure of reading.