The best thing I can say about this is that it's short. And that I'm done with it. Even so, it seemed to take waaaaaaaay too long to read. The prose was too purple for my liking, not to mention so convoluted I frequently had trouble understanding what was happening or whose head I was in. The experience was uncomfortably similar to reading a (supposedly "polished") rough draft of a student paper.And then there's the "mystery" which was equally convoluted and ridiculous. If I hadn't been reading it for the Bingo challenge, it would have been a DNF after the second paragraph or so (about the same point I'd have returned a paper to a student as unreadable - and thus ungradeable - without significant improvement).