To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Loss. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of miscarriage most of the jokes will go over a typical reader's head. There's also B^Uckley's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation - his personal philosophy draws heavily from 17th Century Child-Rearing literature, for instance. The fetuses understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they're not just lost- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Loss truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in B^Uckley's existential action of kicking in a hospital door, which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as B^Uckley's genius unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools... how I pity them. And yes by the way, I DO have a Loss tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.