Wow, just wow. This work of fiction is just beyond words. I can't even begin to explain how truly genius and fantastic this is, but oh golly, I will try.
The direct use of metaphors and the strong diction is only a small portion of what makes this a true masterpiece. The characters are extremely well developed and while reading, I felt as if I was actually there with the guys, embarking on their adventure along with them.
It takes a lot of talent to create something like this. I am sure it will be remembered for years to come. Great, and I mean GREAT work! =]