And I liked it. (I recently told someone that my favorite books/movies/tv shows were all ones that involved piling absurdities on absurdities. I wasn't really thinking about it when I said it. But it's probably the most accurate description of my preferences possible).
If the author wasn't a huge x-files fan, I will eat my hat. It's very much in that vein (hah.) Not so much the Mulder & Scully dynamic, which is absent, but in taking all sorts of lunatic conspiracy theories, dropping them in a blender, and just running with it.