as other people mentioned- the male protagonist is annoying. he is no great hero, actually, he mainly get swept into things by circumstances. that, makes very unrelateable. then, what did i love about this book? the world- a london of "homeless" people that live in the shadows, you can't see them, i mean really see them. they're in the corner of your eyes. and that world, that's next to our own, with it's creatures, and rules, and places is fantastic and well crafted. each character that belongs to this world is interesting and completely awesome!