The book is doing my head in. Mainly it's the style, but also certain things just baffle me till I do a good hunt.
Style ? Well for example what is the point of writing "the vampiric homunculus, Joseph Goebbels" ? What is that supposed to convey, anyway ? We kinda guessed that Eric wasn't a fan of Joseph's anyway.
Then speaking of Frank Buchman of the evangelical "Oxford Movement". Uh ? Eventually Wikipedia was called to my help. Yes, I wasn't wrong, the Oxford Movement was the 19th century Anglo-Catholics, John Henry Newman and all. Frank Buchman was the founder of the Oxford Group in the 1920s and 30s.