Something different, indeed. This book is not easy to read. Sure, it's novella-length, so it flies by, but for all its relative lack of wordiness, it sure is heavy. It reminds me a bit of Erastes's Junction X, in that it deals with a man trapped in a suburban hell seeking salvation in a beautiful boy. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but at the same time felt a bit like it was juggling too many issues. I kind of feel like for all the stuff that happened in the book, the sailing was maybe a little too easy, the solutions a little too neat. But don't that stop you, it's well worth the read.