I have been waiting to read this book for a while. It's been on the "to read' shelf for months. I wonder if the drown out nature of waiting to read it raised my expectations too much. I love Moore's comic work, I expected great things from a novel. Although this wasn't so much a novel as collection of short stories, with entwined elements that all took place in the same location. Most weren't that engaging or interesting as character developing short stories. Indeed, I often found myself wishing the story was a comic, so as to have the pictures to go with it. Overall pretty disappointing. I only finished it because I didn't have anything else to read at the time.