I got… well, bored. And wandered away. It might be because of the author’s introduction, which sounded almost apologetic and made me doubt their faith in their storytelling. The writing seemed front-loaded with exposition and a little flat, starting with a lot of ‘I’ sentences which got very repetitive. It’s got an amazing concept and I think this book could really be something special with a strong editorial pass.
Note: I never came back to this book, which I picked up over a year ago. That’s a fair rarity for me. The lesson here, I suppose, is ‘never apologize for your writing.’