This book was not my cup of tea. I'm all for a little fantasy and allegory but this book is one giant dream-like story FILLED to the brim with symbolism and metaphor. Maybe I just didn't fully understand what the Author was trying to say but I'm not quite sure if I want to. I couldn't even follow the characters or even get a sense of attachment to the story at all. The Author clearly knows how to write but I can't appreciate a story that gives nothing. Maybe this is why I'm not a poetry fan.