I strongly dislike the pretentious language the author is so fond of.
Proclitics are overused. Instead of providing an old time charm 'tis a major annoyance. Top it with very frequent info dumps that tell you absolutely nothing you need to know (like plumbing - who gives a crap where and how they did their #1s & #2s. It's not relevant to anything, so wth?) and you find yourself dozing off every 3-4 pages.
PS What's with the cover and overlapping heads? Escher much?
Oh... oh.... I forget - they bend space.