What an odd novella. This book reads a lot like a Beckett play mixed with a retelling of Job. The main tension of this story revolves around whether or not Jack Durkin is insane, or if he really is pulling up monsters out of a field every day. Most of the scenes take place in his kitchen where he argues with his wife, and out at Lorne Field where he breaks his back working all day. If you're looking for a monster book with a lot of action this is not the book for you. If you want a slow story where you just watch things decay and fall to pieces you might wan to give this one a try. It's far more of a study in psychology and society than a monster story. While I'm not sure I enjoyed the journey I am glad I read this one - it will stick with me.