I can't remember if this book has already been posted about, but in case it hasn't I thought I would. I just finished Water for Elephants last week, and I really enjoyed it. It was unlike anything else I've ever read. The story is well written, with interesting characters that you really grow to love. The language is rich yet very understandable, and it is a fast read. My only caveat is that there is some rather adult language and situations in this book, so read with caution. I was able to overlook it and skip some rather off color scenes. There isn't so much of it though that it ruined the book for me.