I'm not going to rate this book because I'm not sure I gave it a fair chance. I quit at 25%. I expected more of a story and less info dumping. There's just too much telling and monologue for my taste buds, and not enough action, showing, or characterization. The narration creates a kind of disgruntled ambiance with its negative viewpoint of authors. My reaction is subjective - this one just wasn't for me.