This is an intriguing story that starts off with Archie inexplicably waking up on a desert island with no idea of how he got there or why. It has a gull on the cover and this gull is one of the characters, so I was hooked within a few pages.
I was thinking this book reminded me of the humour of Tom Holt with his Portable Door series of books.
Since it introduces a bit of magic, you really didn't know where this story was going, but it kept me interested to find out.
In summary, I rather liked it and would certainly recommend it.