First thing that strikes you is the very unusual style reminiscent of Mervyn Peaks' Gormonghast (it feels like the author just loves the sound of words) with a little bit of Kurt Vonnegut thrown in as well. To be honest it's not the kind of thing that I usually like to read, but it did start to grow on me by the time I'd read about half way. The story about the PhD Pirate was very funny with a fairly profound insight into the uselessness of knowledge without context. Not for everybody but in the end I did enjoy it.
9 people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?