I think this book possibly requires a certain type of mind to appreciate it. But if you like a mixture of history, love stories, adventure, intrigue, deception, religion, the supernatural, mathematics, a centuries-old conspiracy, together with a huge array of characters, then you will love it. Some reviewers have compared this to the "Arabian Nights" and other frame-tales, and it certainly appears at first sight to fit into that mold. But it differs from them in one vital aspect - you discover in the end that all the stories are not just random tales, but each has its part to play in one overall story.
It's a good idea to get the Kindle edition so you can search for previous occurrences of characters when you can't remember who they are.
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