Ugly Characters, really ugly people, deep down UGLY, top them with a terror filled racist swap tale and you have this short novel. Gore, murder, gore, blood, more murder, abuse and one big hungry alligator are the basic actions. The thing was as much as I disliked all the characters and even the story I wanted to read it to the end. The writing was sticky and I couldn't stop myself. I didn't like it but I admire the writing.