I read it. I enjoyed it. Can't say I really understood it though. The writing is marvelous. The sense of place he builds in the small Midwestern towns is so real you can almost touch it. Having done the small Midwestern town thing, I felt right at home reading the book. The ending was a let down, but that might be because I'm missing the point.
if you've read it - feel free to discuss in the comments. Maybe you can clue me in?