Well, this was a fun book to read! It was off of what I'd consider my "normal" track for a book, and it's just not something I'd ever normally pick up. I enjoyed the gruesomeness and the little trip into darker fantasy/horror juxtaposed against that Victorian style of writing. It was such a strange contrast!
Was this fine literature? No. Parts of it were choppy (no pun intended) and didn't make much sense. If you want literary dark literature, read Poe
. You read Alice in Zombieland when you're feeling similar to how you feel when you want to watch that B-movie that's "so bad, it's good."