I've never said such harsh words. Bought the book by mistake -- actually wanted RUN BROTHER RUN. This is AWFUL. The most gratuitous, stomach-turning and UNNECESSARY violence I have ever read or seen. 2/3 of the way through you still can't tell who the narrator is or why she speaks in such broken and *irritating* English when everyone else in the book can. It's just an awful book and I can't imagine why it was published. Ghastly.