I realized pretty quickly that this book was not going to be for me but I stuck it out in hopes it would get better. The premise seemed interesting, but the whole thing was bizarre and a struggle to get through. The writing was convoluted and pretentious and none of the characters were like able. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I like to read from the villain’s perspective but this pushed that envelope. The story seemed like a cross between a hipster’s dream of what old age should be and a child’s fascination with flatulence. A doctor is killed by explosion during a routine surgery and his sister hires Mr. Beck to investigate. This causes him to dig and be inspired to write an unrealistic BSDM novel based on the lives of the people involved. I suppose every book is for somebody, but I can’t recommend this one.