I do enjoy how crass & gritty this book is. Very amusing. Here's 2 quotes as examples:
'That dubious honor belonged to the Lonesome Rose, a pleasure house in the Godsgrave Docklands frequented by syphilitic lunatics & newly released convicts, run by a Vaanian madam so disease-stricken she affectionately referred to her own nethers as 'The Orphan Makers'.
'Mia noticed one of his eyes moved slightly before the other, like a child leading a slow cousin by hand!'