A tough book to get into. The author has an unusual style of writing and often arcs away from the story on a tangent. However, even though they’re not particularly related to the story at times, these asides can be fascinating and funny and have inspired me to look up other books and authors mentioned in this one. In some ways these were the best parts of the book. The main story is well written for the most part but the book is let down by the ‘trial’ ending being a bit of an anti-climax.