One of my favorite things -- besides free books -- is GREAT books.
To be clear: an all-caps GREAT book first totally hooks me, makes me want to call in sick just so I can luxuriate all day in its pages, second ruins me for all other books for a while.
A GREAT book obsesses me. I read everything I can about the author, I Like their Facebook page, follow their Twitter feed, watch interviews, go listen to them read if I can. I talk about it to anyone who will listen.
So listen: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a GREAT book.