This novel is good for its consistent development and advancement of its story and characters. There is mystery, action, adventure, time travel, tragedy, angst, comedy, Detective Noir (yes, and they make it work!) and lots more. They are carried out consistently and things that happen have a meaning, even if it takes several chapters to figure out or see that carried forward.
People dont suddenly shoot up overnight and stay defeating everyone. They have to fight hard to cultivate themselves and realize the underlying concepts behind their martial arts rather than just "oh, he comprehended it"
The translation isn't first class, but its alright and in time, you will learn to love Vacuum Hometown.
The cast of characters is diverse and fleshed out. They are distinct from one another and act realistically, not just Template Female X or Template Male Y or Template Villain Z.
If you want a top level story, read The Sage who transcended Samsara.