Sean Phillips has lived an isolated life due to his disfigurement from a teenage injury. To make a living he runs a game through the mail. When his game has real life consequences Sean is called on to account for it, this leads him to a retrospective state where we go back through his life to the point of his injury.
I really didn't like this book. The injury felt like it was suppose to be this big reveal but I feel like Darnielle told us what happened a zillion times and didn't meaningfully dive into the why. Listening to this book kinda reminded me of listening to a hipster being really introspective at the end of his life. Is that too mean? I didn't hate the writing style I just had an issue with the lack of content in this book.