I read this as a break in between reading 2666 and really enjoyed it. It covered a lot more ground then I was expecting and was a pretty satisfactory ending. The part in Antartica was pretty surreal.
After finishing it I read that the movie version of this has been started and stopped a few times. Honestly I think it’s for the best, maybe I could wrong, but I imagine the movie version of this to be kinda “hollywood americana”, blahh.