I bought a copy of this book when I was in high school, but never really read it because it was a bit too sophisticated for me. Now as a young professional, I was able to access this book more, although some of the references were beyond my knowledge (and interest) base. But, in a story of two erudite individuals, it made sense that the characters were not relatable in that regard. The story was very fascinating and unique! If you move beyond the intense references and intelligence gap, you will find a nice story within!