Yes, seems appropriate that while reading about the creator I should be squeezing one out. Glad to hear that Staring at the Sun isn't self help. I go through cycles of "WTF's the point? We're all just going to die" to "We're all going to die, I better take my opportunity to live and experience while I can, even if all my experiences ultimately disappear." I can never properly rationalize either, it's always based on mood. So you giving it a thumbs up tells me it might have something to it. Seem like a pivotal novel then. The movie cast was stacked.