I'm really uncertain where to begin.
At first, the layout threw me. It was like reading an old style newspaper, almost. It took some getting used to. So did the writing style. You *are* the character, and yet not. I don't wish to compare it to other works but if I must, it's like "Being John Malkovich" meets a Choose Your Own Adventure book (without the choices, mind you) meets something Timothy Leary would write down during some weird-ass LSD trip and forget about.
That said, this work is nothing short of brilliant. The metaphors are easy to grasp, the adventure very vivid, and the layout (complete with Roman Numeral numbered sections) becomes second nature to read quite quickly.
It's a story of a journey, both without and within. It goes beyond getting into the mind of the protagonist, but you *become* her, with all the magic and wonder she sees and experiences. Her thoughts -the Authors thoughts- become your own.
This is an incredible debut piece of abstract non-fiction. Once you get used to the unique writing style, (which does not take long, mind you) you fall into a world where motorcycles are bunnies, trees are giants, and you are the one experiencing it all.
This is an exceptional work.