PLEASE NOTE I HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK so I've just posted as a 3 star review.
I was interested in reading it but have been reading a little about the author's life on Wikipedia which put me off big time.
It sounds as if he ran something scarily like a cult in which he kept everyone in close confines and asked them to erase their personal history.
The day after his death three of his female associates known as 'witches' disappeared and are thought to have committed suicide. His adopted daughter also vanished and her remains were found in the desert a few years back.
This sounds pretty scary to me and I am no longer so keen to find out what this guy has to say. Once you read the background info the whole thing seems a little dark.