The story is of a boy whose Grandpa is seemingly crazy. But then again, is he? Maybe the crazy stories he has told are true. The grandson, seemingly Grandpa's favorite, sets out to figure out the mystery after witnessing Grandpa's death. It's kind of a dark, kind of a mysterious, kind of silly mix of a story - and I really enjoy it.
I looked up the author and it turns out this is his first book. He has been overwhelmed with enormous success. It also turns out it is a huge best seller AND a movie is going to be made. How does this happen to these first time authors!!! So crazy. Good thing he seems like such a down to earth, nice guy.
He has a blog, and this was a post just a few days ago, talking about how he can't believe how many books he has sold: