I began reading the book & became very excited. The plot is about an author revisiting her previous books & re-writing their endings. I, stupidly, flipped through the pages looking for an alternate ending to Dogs of Babel. Um ... it's fiction, it's not about Carolyn Parkhurst. After that, it wasn't a hard read but really can't compare to Dogs of Babel. Book didn't have much substance & I hate when endings are summed up in 2 pages when I've read 150 pages of plot. To me, not a bad read but not a great one.