This book was a bit strange. Consistency-wise, it was lumpy in some places and watery in others. I'm still not sure what the point of it was, which is pretty hard to take in a tome of this size. All that effort, and all you get at the end is a petering out, like the author just got sick of his story, and a bunch of unanswered questions. That leaves a bad taste in your mouth, though I enjoyed a great deal of this book while I was reading it, and it is certainly memorable.