I hated the keepers, the apothecary, the physician. I was incredibly frustrated at the incarceration of a sane, intelligent, articulate man. I adored the vocabulary, the sentences, the turned phrase, the disgusting conditions described in such beautiful language. At the end I was appalled by the self-seeking, selfish, egotistical, wicked person responsible for the plot behind the imprisonment. I truly recommend everyone to read this book!