I read about half of this book a week or two ago. Today I picked it up to finish it and only got a few paragraphs in.
The lack of punctuation absolutely kills me. Most egregious is no quotation marks to show when someone is talking. But there are plenty of other liberties taken and frankly I just don't like that.
The stories themselves are good enough that I would finish the book if it was normally written. Reading about "hard" lives isn't exactly of strong interest to me, and at two weeks past reading them I don't really remember anything else about them.