If you enjoy the more twisted and warped side of humour, you'll love this book. Beginning and ending with a flurry of short stories, you are immediately thrown into the surreal and slightly sinister world of the writer's mind. Filled with tales of small town mentality, twisted people living in everyday (and not so everyday) worlds, robots who fall in love and just plain weirdness the stories are unique and engaging, and you're never sure what is coming next.
But nothing will prepare you for the bonafida page-turning qualities of part two, "Simple Choices" - six chapters which get more and more disturbing as they go along, as a deranged man takes the concept of art terroism too far. Sandwiched between the two sections of short stories, this is the strongest and most captivating section of the book. Thrilling and thought provoking, this is a real highlight.
So if you're after a read which is alightly off-kilter, give this book a go. It won't always be a comfortable ride, but it'll certainly be an enjoyable one.