Grab a copy of this book if you want to see the progression of skill and observational awareness in a young man that will, no doubt, sell millions of copies one day very soon. When you open the page to the very first short story - Gone Fishing - you are introduced to a humorous take on going in for dental care, then you literally smash the ground, heart first, by the end of his final story, The Lookout. And, for me it was a great feeling to actually, well, feel something from a fresh writer for once. Then, Daniel goes and does something wrong, he teases you with the first chapter of his novel - The Last Night. Why do I say wrong? Because, not only does he take you from his view as a child, to adolescence, to a young man throughout his stories - growing up gracefully in front of your eyes for the first 50 pages, making you feel like kin - he goes and hits you in the face as a full-blown man with his novel's first chapter, leaving you with a taste reminiscent of Brett Easton Ellis's early work, if it bedded T.C. Boyle' s raw view of the human being. I use wrong sarcastically, of course, as in a prom night kiss at the door, and nothing more type of wrong. So, Daniel, come out with The Last Night already. I need to know what happens next!