I just opened the book at random and I'd've backspaced from a fanfic formatted the same way it was.
No breaks between the paragraphs and no indents to start the paragraphs. Just undifferentiated print on the left margin, as it travels down the page.
Okay, I'd give the fanfic a fair shot, and I'll give this book a fair shot, too. Especially since I don't have to pay for the book - T loved it but said she was giving it to me. By which I gather she doesn't re-read.
It's also the first time in a long time that I've read a bestselling "work" that wasn't sf, fantasy or political. Huh.
If anyone's interested and I actually finish it, I'll let people know how it was.