I don't like reality shows. I've never bothered to watch Survivor, but based on what I know, this book is the ultimate manifestation of that type of reality show. Even so, I found it fairly engaging, and I was genuinely interested to see what would happen in the end. I've certainly read more engaging, original, and better written books, but this was the equivalent of a summer action popcorn flick. I engaged in it because it's entertaining. There's ultimately not a ton of substance, but that's not why I picked it up in the first place.