The Hanover Block is backyard bizarro of the nastiest order. It's also one of those books that can be ruined if you know too much about it. I don't even suggest reading the synopsis.
I'm a lucky guy. Gregor Xane is a friend of mine. Because of this, I was allowed to beta read this book. My opinion wasn't swayed because of this. All you have to do is search for my review of SIX DEAD SPOTS or IT CAME FROM HELL TO SMASH THE ANGELS to see that I do not give my friends a free pass where stars are concerned. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Gregor Xane is the best technical writer I know personally. His first drafts are better than most authors' published material. Of course, you'll only ever see the finished product from Gregor. His standards are higher than mine. Shit, they might be higher than yours.
Gregor continues to get better and better. Sooner or later, this guy will be a household name. And if he's not, it will be a fucking tragedy.
In summation: This is grown folks' business. If you're an adult who likes hardcore or bizarro fiction, The Hanover Block will be right up your alley. One of the best books I've read this year. You'll squirm and gag, but that's half the fun.