I give this book 3 and a half stars. I love the idea of having a guy who dreams of his daughter's death and runs away in the hope of changing the course of events. The book is set in 5 parts, describing different stages of his life. I really enjoyed the first three quarters of the book but then it started to lag a bit. It did pick up pace towards the end though. It was certainly an interesting book about relationships and good intentions that aren't always perceived as such. Doerr takes the reader on a journey filled with snow, insects and the ocean, as well as interesting characters, not least, the main character who makes the reader question his motives and sometimes his sanity. An enjoyable read. I only wish he'd explained himself more, or sooner, to people throughout the book.