Readable but dragged by the end due to the following:
- character, character and character. Only about two characters are dignified with reasonable fleshing out. Otherwise the names become meaningless and as a reader, I failed to remember who was who.
- unconvincing dystopian scenario. Especially at the start. Similar to the Handmaid's Tale, but with that novel the narrator appeared politically clueless enough to smooth over the sketchiness
- too much landscape, especially over characters and dialogue
- a sense the book becomes overwritten and rushed by the end