It made me ponder some things and the writing style was interesting, but the story could have been much more tightly tied together and could have reached a stronger conclusion.
There were some points in this book that I really liked - for instance, what is the value of art (or, for that matter, anything)? Does it have intrinsic value, or is the value only 'in the eye of the beholder'? Does it only have value if we as individuals, or as society, choose to give it value? There were many nice tidbits like this brought up throughout the book, but ultimately they seemed to be tangential to the main thrust of the story. I really didn't care for the interpretation of the ending which seems to be the consensus of other readers, but I did enjoy my interpretation of the ending.