OK, that was really weird. I'm not sure that I got the point. If there ever was a point. The one thing I know is that I didn't read the book the blurb led me to expect. I might have somewhat liked it without the alternate universe travel stuff (whose role was just so insignificant it might as well not have been here for starters), and if the events had made more sense, and... Well, all right, I would have liked it if it had been another book.
Maybe I didn't "get" it... and maybe there just wasn't anything to get. I don't even care anymore. Those six days spent reading it felt like an eternity.