I tried hard to stick with it, but it was just too confusing. I found myself dreading picking it up, because it was so much work trying to keep track of all the characters and plot threads. There were some strange turns of phrase that left me shaking my head, wondering if it was the author's error or a translation problem. For example: "...he and Inez kept bursting out laughing in Spanish." Huh? How do you laugh in Spanish as opposed to, say, laughing in Swahili?