I'm a bit torn about this book. I really enjoyed the writing, the story on the other hand, parts of it were fantastic and engrossing and other parts were so mind-numbing it was hard to continue with it. But overall, I just felt lost. Like I was missing a key part of everything. You meet people and events happen, and you take it all in, but you're an outsider, and perhaps you either get it, or you don't. And maybe that's the point. It feels like a book I should probably reread to understand it better, but at this point I don't have the patience or interest.