This book is like a house of mirrors. Each mirror sends you down a rabbit hole, carrying you on an enticing journey full of wonder and splendor. It's a solid testament to the richness and power of imagination and the ability of fiction to stretch the reality to that which lies beyond the physical world and the conscious mind. It's an eloquent tribute to ageless mythologies and to unforgettable works of art and literature. It's a token of respect to the marvels of medical science seen over the centuries and a romanticized view of the human anatomy. It's a mirror to the culture of Mexico. It's a creative exploration of the concepts of love, knowledge, fantasy, death and more. It has the charm of fairy tales and prince(ss) stories without being one such story itself. It has the enchantment of dreams, but is much beyond a dream. It's excessive and overwhelming, it's epic and sprawling, it's many things all at once.