"What is the What" is an engrossing but difficult book by Dave Eggers. Now that I'm at book two, Valentino has gone from Sudan all the way to Ethiopia through difficult situations. The part that most of the people find it hard to read is the life in America, however I think that the author uses these scenes for an intelligent way of showing how Valentino's life hasn't changed much. What really stopped me from enjoying this book to a certain extent is the way the story overlaps and how the story develops. The first few chapters went passed fairly quickly, but as I got deeper into the book, the writing got much more broad and unnecessary and as a reader, I find it extremely difficult to read.