I love the way that some of the word combinations lead to odd turns of phrase and overextended metaphors that you wouldn’t see in any normal book, such as
“My voice a light and airy soufflé, straight from the oven.”
“Roy nodded encouragingly, though his concentration had drifted out to sea in a small dinghy.”
The best part is that this method of construction isn’t arbitrary — in the end it becomes part of the plot itself. Very clever indeed.