I know I'm the odd-gal out on this, from reading other reviews, but I thought this novel was awesome! It's a dark graphic novel with an artsy feel to it - another reviewer described it as "film-noir", which I feel is an appropriate analogy. The story was convoluted and confusing at first, but I truly felt as if I was trying to solve the mystery with Batman, understanding his mind while he tried to understand the minds of the criminals he was pursuing. The picture certainly become more clear at the end, and the jouney is quite exciting. The nature of the story and the artwork lent a bit of a nightmare quality to the book, which I really appreciated. I couldn't put this one down! This is certainly a very underrated chapter in the Batman tale.