It would seem that far too many of these reviewers have issues NOT comparing this book to others instead of taking THIS book as singular and unique entity all of its own. If you are looking for a complex literary and mental journey in a book full of "intelligent” and “intellectual” words then go read Elizabeth Browning. Alternatively, try reading someone equally as full of themselves as some of these reviewers and take a gander at Kurt Vonnegut. Taken as a whole, this book was interesting and the story was a quality one.
Rodriguez did a commendable job telling a story that needed to be told and someone arm chair quarterbacking this novel is doing a real disservice towards the issues the book stands for and talks about.