Someone recommended this book to me, I liked the idea behind the book, so I was excited to begin it.There was no real connection with any of the characters. They came and went from one letter to another. They had no depth. Other than their troubles with the council and Amos' drinking problems there was very real information given about their lives outside the problems with language.It started out ok, but then as letters began disappearing from the story it felt like the author was trying to hard. The book began to feel like it was work. Then near the end when there were only the handful of letters left I actually had to begin reading out loud to fully understand what was being said. I was no longer inside the story.