There are only a few reviews on goodreads for this novel and they are all bad. However, there are no reasons given for the hatefest this book is receiving. I picked this book up at a Walmart when I was a kid. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have re-read it multiple times. It isn't a masterpiece, but the visuals are imaginative Nd the plot works. The environments are crazy and the characters are strange and quirky as well. I've not read any of the others in the trilogy, as they are hard to find. Again, I am not saying this book is amazing, but isn't as bad as the one sentence reviewers would have you believe. If you are looking this boom up on goodreads because you think it sounds interesting, I say give it a chance!!