The word that I would use to describe this book is odd. This book is the ramblings of a mad man whose life has been turned upside-down by debt. In the beginning and throughout the book the mad man, Charles Dash, constantly mentions fire and alludes to a sinister, destructive event in his life that destroys his family.I didn't hate this book but I didn't love it either, it was just eh. While I appreciate the writer using a different writing style, I grew tired of the rambling, monologue-like style about half-way in. The ending felt a bit abrupt to me and I would have liked to have read more about what happens to Charles as far as the police are concerned.I'm not sure who I would recommend this book to, but if you're looking for something different that is a bit odd then this is for you.