[For whatever reason, this book was delivered to me already on October 16th.]
My first impression was similar to watching a gifted gamer on Youtube, observing the author guiding an avatar through the maze of a (computer) game, its rules known to him alone.
After several pages, the initial confusion gave way to fascination, fascination with the character, with the environment, with the language. Only one character interacting just with "things" - and still, I was spellbound.
This book has touched me - in an unexpected way, in an unexpected place.
"I don't know what other people will think. They probably won't like it. But I really enjoyed it." (taken from author's endnote)