So, as I started reading, I came across this paragraph about the main character, who's life has been rocked by tragedy:...But in spite of his anger and depression, Mack knew he needed some answers. He realized he was stuck, and Sunday prayers and hymns weren't cutting it anymore, if they ever really had. Cloistered spirituality seemed to change nothing in the lives of the people he knew.... He was sick of God and God's religion, sick of all the little religious social clubs that didn't seem to make any real difference or affect any real changes. Yes, Mack wanted more, and he was about to get much more than he bargained for."
I began to identify with the lead character at this point ... getting interesting.