The language is direct and clear. Much of the story is told through dialog, but there are lengthy sections rich with sensory detail. The use of sensory detail occurs most frequently when a physical place is being described, although it also applies to people and things. For example, after Harry's experience with the dog Fritzie, the reader could pick Fritzie out of a crowd without fail. The platinum-haired clerk at Fiscal Alternatives where Harry buys the gold and silver comes to life in less than a sentence of description.