If you like slapstick style comedy coupled with gore and a horror attitude then strand is the man for you. This tale of a vicious little intestinal parasite fulfills all those criteria and keeps you turning the page for more. If you nit-pick anything an author puts on paper then forget this story. There is plenty to criticize in the realm of believability but I read books to escape reality so I really don't care about all that. Read this and lose yourself for a while. It is worth it.