this is the highly subjective way I read and interpret literature
(the emphasis lies on literature, so you'll only find a couply of trashy readings here and there)
Untill the last 5 pages I was confused whether this is an autobiographical introduction-sort-of prologue or the actual beginning of the novel (those last pages suggest it is the former). Still I think it might have been both.
For a so called "Prologue" this was definitely more detailed than expected, but worth it. Really good writing!