This book took a while to get going for me. I enjoyed the main character and especially the cross cultural elements. I found a few characters completely unbelievable but I think that might be the point.
It was a good explore of what happens when you operate with a completely different "compass"
I would recommend this book as a fairly light read - its not all flowers and chocolates though. The style is very easy to read and you just need to keep the time period you are in correct in your head or you will wonder why a particular person is doing or saying something. That said it wasn't too hard to pick up and keep reading. If you like a bit of a twist but a strong end this is for you.