" An impressive, admirable book, but not enjoyable for me. The language, supposedly historically accurate, drove me nuts, and I can put up with a lot of abstract poetic crap. Or at least I have in the past; it seems my patience is thinning. The heavy frame (four sections with roman numerals, fancy titles, epigraphs) and the different made-up manuscript sources weigh down the story. But I guess that's the point-- style is substance here. "
— Lee, 2/8/2014