I had a very hard time getting past the way this story has been written to really enjoy the fascinating story. I just felt like the author was trying too hard to write poetically. It felt forced with all of the repeated words: "angry angry angry;" "so familiar so familiar so familiar;"...I'm not insane I'm not insane I'm not insane...;" "I know him I know him I know him." (Those are just a few examples from the first chapters) I didn't mind all of the lines where Mafi decided to strike out the text. But, in hindsight, it seems kind of pointless. I hate it when poor writing interferes with the plot. Oh well.