I had heard really good things about the book and I thought I would give the book a try. Much like when I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I had to suspend my disbelief when I read the book and just let myself experience the book. While it took me a bit to get into the book, I did manage to enjoy the book.
I can't recall what made me enjoy reading the book, as it's been awhile since I finished the book, but it was probably the way the author used language that made it enjoyable and how she was able for me as the reader to draw me into the world she created. It was also great that it was such a short book after reading a book with over 1000 pages.