After reading this book, it's clear to me why it's considered a classic. It's still a relevant book, due to the themes it deals with, and furthermore the book starts immediately and there's so much going on. The only thing I missed was more background story - what was happening to the people "back at home"?
The writing was good and it didn't feel like this was an older book than what I usually read.
I just loved this book. Absolutely great!