They are real, touching and honest. Sometimes painfully so. They are also acerbically funny at times too. They are the literary equivalent of an evening spent alone with a bottle of wine and the Manics, The Cure and The Smiths on your CD player.
They won't always make you feel happy but they will definitely make you feel. They say that misery loves company and if that is true then you won't find any better company than this. Anywhere.