Interesting book, style of writing reflected the storyline. Follows the life of Tony from school to retirement. Throughout the story he is portrayed as an observer of his own life, constantly questioning, justifying and in general quantifying his existance through his actions and inactions. I could empathise with Tony but felt his mediocrity a little tedious.
My interests like Tony's, were rather focused on Adrian, the character no one around him seemed to 'get' including me. A very 'matter of fact' style of writing. I could read this again at some stage, as I envisage that you could expect a different experience from the book dependant on where you were in your life at the time. Maybe on the second time around I would hone in on references to Adrian a bit more closely and get more from this book.