I can quite honestly say that this was one of the worst books I've ever read. Maybe I just didn't get it. Maybe there was some deep, profound, metaphorical meaning that just flew right over my head but from what I gathered it was literally about a bird who fell in love with, and married, a volcano. It was boring, stupid, and practically painful to finish. The only good thing I can think of to say about this book is that it was short. Thank the Lord for small mercies! Starting out it was hard to follow and it skipped around a lot, then it dragged on to a weak climax and even weaker conclusion. This is not a book that I enjoyed at all and I would definitely NOT recommend it. To anyone. Ever!