So I gave Clive Barker's family-saga epic GALILEE about warring families the old college try, but I couldn't finish it. I gave up after 100 pages or so. I tried to find a more comprehensive synopsis on the web and consequently had even less of an inclination to finish the book. The bloated book's anemic first-person narration, paranormal elements, and excessively drawn-out, stagnant prose contributed to my abandonment. Then I found out the rest . . . and it was just more blah . . .
Since I couldn't finish the book, I can't, in good conscience, rate this novel. From the 100 or so pages I read, however, I'd have to give this one a big fat zero.