I would not recommend this book for anyone who doesn't already have a taste for Edward Lee. Lee goes far beyond himself in this one, with chapter after chapter of seemingly pointless gore(?).
But, there is an underlying story that drops hints here and there about where you are going. Its just a long slog to get to it. And, by long, I mean you are a good 75 to 80% of the way into the book before the story kicks in in earnest.
On the bright side, the book is a quick read and, if you keep in mind that there IS a point to it, the underlying story is worth the wait.