Neither the explicitly lesbian premise nor the inventively grotesque imagery are able to save this book from being a relentlessly miserable slog. The characters are flat, unconvincing, and unappealing, and the author seems to have mistaken cruelty for gravitas. Extremely disappointing.
Well written book with a fascinating setting. And narrator's voice is smooth and fluent; a little monotonous, but that's forgivable.
Slow build but a big payoff. One of the more disgusting books I’ve read. Really visceral.