This book is a lot shorter than many of Faulks other works, and yet is still able to rival them in terms of impact. The book tells the story of Engleby, a highly intelligent loner. Engleby’s attitude to people and lack of social skills suggest he has high functioning aspergers syndrome, but as the book unfolds you realise that he does seek people out, albeit in an obsessive way. He has the scathing social commentary of a sociopath, which makes the book morbidly fascinating in some ways. You will find yourself reading this book more than once, as the more you find out about Engleby the more you can read into his behaviour.