It's a decent read. Started off 3-ish but improved to 4-ish as it progressed. Bobby had trouble carrying the novel, but the addition of Nikki to the proceedings helped. It moves at a comfortable pace - not quite a page turner, but easy to knock off a couple chapters in a session. Bourdain doesn't ramble or go off on unnecessary tangents, thus the book's manageable length. There are a few interesting plot twists. Decent ending.