I had to sit here for a while thinking what it was about these books I like so much....Joe's too jaded to like too much. He seems to get too focused on things, then all of a sudden you realize he has been dealing with the big picture all along. He doesnt share his thoughts but you realize he has been sitting there planning things once he gets in motion. How everything always ends up being about the girl he loves.
I'm talking a lot about Joe aren't I? Even though I said I didn't like him. Characterization is a wondrous thing. :)