Fabulously good book, yes. It's the kind of book you read and can't wait to pick up a sketchbook to draw the characters and places in it. I'll want to do at least a couple illustrations and character portraits.
I'm a bit leery of the movie that's being planned, though I think Paul Bettany ought to play Strange. I'm not sure if they've cast it yet. We'll see about that.
This book is awesome, very few authors write that well nowadays... I think it's been out in paperback for a while since I've finished reading it, paperback version, a while ago and it was lent to me by a friend who had also read it. Hmm.
Johanna Clarke is up with the likes of Neal Stephenson and Umberto Ecco for me.