Intensity. More like intensely boring. I started this, got not even half way through and stopped reading it to read a Heather Graham book that i finished faster and enjoyed way more. Yes, it was better than this long drawn out storyline. It wasn't gross, didn't make me feel sick, wasn't disturbing at all like the other reviews claim. Maybe it just takes more to get to me. I actually liked Vess as weird as that may be. Well, I liked how he viewed things. It was a little weird that it Chyna found him attractive? Did that throw anyone else off? She was attracted to the man she was trying to kill? Oh well. It took me over a week to read this, maybe about 2 weeks i cant remember when i started but it usually only takes a couple days for me to finish a book so that says plenty.