This is the sequel to "The Physiognomy" and a much better book, in my opinion. They both fit in the surreal fantasy genre with a lot of similarities to Naked Lunch and are described as "Kafka-like." They are both gripping good reads, though, with characters that draw you in and keep you interested, even when the narrative gets a little too strange. It certainly is not anywhere as grotesque as Naked Lunch
and a lot less sexual. The ending is rewarding and worth sticking around for.