Mmmmm, near-future dystopian lit, just my cuppa. Jasper, our protagonist, is bewildered and needy and afraid at the beginning. His story is told through the lens of his romantic relationships, and the story of what's happening to the world is not exactly background, but neither is it the whole point of the novel. It's a character study and a meditation on humanity and culture, on sex and on love. It sucked me in immediately and I never once put it down. The writing is top-notch, the premise scarily believable and there's enough hope within the bleakness that it's not too depressing to stick with. If you like this sort of thing, I recommend it.