I came across this book in my local library and on the spur of the moment I decided to give it a try, out of curiosity more than anything else. I came to regret my decision. The writing style seemed heavy and at times slightly incoherent. The vocabluary employed by the writer added to the burgeoning sense of boredom that overcame me after the first few pages. There was, for a short while, a certain degree of novelty value that was just about enough for me to keep reading past page twenty. I was hoping that the plot would develop, the prose might improve or the characters might fill out and I would find a reason to finish the book and perhaps even enjoy it. My hope was in vain, all in all I was disappointed.