I have to think this book won so many awards because the real heroes are all Librarians or over the top SF book people. That said I did like the book. The never really being sure if you can trust the narrator is an interesting twist. It all "deniable". The fact that half of the book is just blatant name dropping, sort of bugged me. But I'm not sure if the story would work quite the same without it. It annoyed me enough though, to cost it 1/2 star.