Well, I know that I may be biased (you think? I'm his wife), but I do believe it's a five star book! :)
I'm part of an exclusive group who's read it, and I can't wait for others to have the opportunity.
9/2009 - Read an early version that encompassed just about 1/3 of the current plot.
2/2010 - Read the full manuscript aloud as Mike and I drove from Indy to Pittsburg. A great revision technique.
5/2010 - Read a revised version of the full manuscript again just before he sent it out to publishers and agents.
And of course, that doesn't count the many times that I read short pieces when Mike asked for specific feedback.
It's been such a gratifying experience to live through the birth of a novel.