I am not usually at a loss for words, but this book just about has me in that state. I was shocked, creeped out and puzzled by it in turn. I would SO like to hear what others' reactions are -- I see it touted as a black comedy, but it felt quite straightforward to me as a reader -- Norman Bates pales in comparison to the goings on at the Pharmacy! Not even the cover art clued me in to what I was about to experience. I also wonder how many libraries ordered it saying "Oh, that nice Jack Gantos -- Rotten Ralph & Joey Pigza... this will be a good one, too....". I admit, I could not put it down until I finished it, but what an eerie, disturbing little book. Read if you dare!