What's with everyone hating the editing? I thought the book had great editing.
I didn't find the characters too absurd or abstract to be unrealistic, but too absurd and abstract to be fictional. The transgressive themes of this book are all well and great and are attended to in other people's reviews, so I wont bother with one more attempt to praise it, but what I found most entertaining and refreshing are the characters in and of themselves. If you find them off-putting it's because you're one of them.
This is emotional porn; exploitative to the point where the federal government would need to regulate it if it were imitated.