Awful, lumbering, overwritten glop. He is one of those writers who does a lot of research and can't bear not to squeeze every bit of it in to his books, no matter how irrelevant it is.
I read April Fools day and really liked it. I even put this on another thread of what are you reading now. So i thought ok, try another...............Oh dear, he waffles on and on and on and on. The potato factory, takes forever to mention one little thing happening ! Thank goodness i bought it for $4 from the Op shop.