Not having read the book or having heard anything about it, I saw this on a whim. My feelings are ambivalent, but it interested me enough that I’d like to discuss it and probably get the book, which - given the subject matter - must certainly be better executed.
The ending left me torn between my artistic sensibilities and my moral outrage. On the one hand, poetically it was perfect. There’s both a circularity and a sense of self-inflicted justice to it. On the other, I was raised to abhor waste, and to have all those women slain and lives ruined, simply to have him become disillusioned and throw away his life’s work…with the last drop spilling un-noticed on the ground…all those sacrifices (while of course never justifiable in any case) became completely meaningless.
Also, not sure what point was being made by the fact that every one of his “benefactors” accidentally dies or else is executed as soon as he exits their life. Is it karmic retribution for their part in bringing him into being? Or is it punishment for each of them having treated him in such a mercenary fashion?