I wasn't sure I was going to like this one at first, because mostly what the opening chapter or two made me feel was uncomfortable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The world is falling apart, not as the result of one event but slowly, piece by piece. The soft apocalypse. The transformation of the protagonist is both plain to the reader and also textually remarked upon, which really is part of the central idea of the book: not just how the world will change, but how the changing world will change us. It's fairly bleak, but I also couldn't put it down.