If you are into raping children, animal cruelty, incest and deriving sexual pleasure from gross imagery then this is your book. I, myself, am not into that sort of thing. I prefer my horror supernatural, unexplained, freaky and/or occultish. So as far as the Horror factor, I give it a 2, the Disgusting factor a 10, and the Way Out In Left Field factor a 100. Gira is quite obsessed with description as well. Sometimes your imagination can run away with you and that can get scary. But not in this book. It is quite detailed. Too detailed.