I don't know why this book took me so long to finish, considering it's right up my alley. Psychology? Check. Rundown mental hospital? Check. Crazy, likable characters? Check. Yet for some reason, as soon as I settled down on the couch to read, my mind would start wandering. But once I got about halfway through, that changed. I couldn't put it down. The narration is exceedingly casual and makes liberal use of italics and rhetorical questions. I like it enough that I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys horror.