It started making sense at page 53 but by then I was too frustrated. Bail.
Unlike all the other novels of his I've read; very focused and way less of him showing off what a great writer he is. Truth is I loved freedom best - it was all over the place and every sentence felt like franzen saying LOOK HOW GREAT MY WRITING IS. I did like this though, and I will read parts 2 and 3 when they come out (though it will take him at least a decade to write them).