- Broken Base: Genius? Or ridiculous? Just take a look at the Goodreads review page to see how polarizing this book apparently is..
- Critical Dissonance: Sort of - while critics invariably praised the book, it splits audiences in two bases.
- True Art Is Incomprehensible: Some adore the avant-garde prose and plotting; others think it's pretentious and narcissistic.
YMMV / A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius