Worth the time. Some overuse of Trope Words can be mildly distracting to Wiki-ites, but by examining that cold and monstrous man known as Gendo Ikari in such a way to make the reader not loath him and (dare I say it?) actually feel sympathetic towards his plight clearly makes up for this. Also noteworthy was a disturbingly insightful look into how the minds of Angels work: the scenes told from Sachiel's perspective are fascinating. Recommended.