The book was great, it goes by fast (read it in a couple of hours). I can't wait to see what Tim Burton does with it as a movie.
It's about a young man coming to terms with his father dying, and remembering stories his father told him about his incredible life. It's not sad at all though, and the stories he tells are unique and special. The book gives you a lot to think about including some strong symbolism.
I hope you get a chance to read it!