Lockwood's book is more of a writer's creative expression than a fictional narrative. It's separate pieces read like social media posts that grab snippets of conversation and thought. Much of it seems a bit like aspects of Lockwood's real life. It's poignant yet humorous. "The
people who lived in the portal were often compared to those legendary experiment rats who kept hitting a button over and over to get a pellet. But at least the rats were getting a pellet, or the hope of a pellet, or the memory of a pellet. When we hit the button, all we were getting was to be more of a rat."