Three Body Problem bewildering for my one brain

I’m not sure why I decided to read The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu.  It’s most definitely not the type of book I usually reach for: it’s the first in a Chinese science fiction trilogy. It centres around Chinese scientists making contact with aliens in the era of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. Sounds intriguing though, doesn’t it?

It was intriguing. Let me graphically illustrate my experience of reading The Three Body Problem.