It is obvious that the author is trying very hard to write a clever and funny novel. However it just does not work. The story is terribly disjointed and the humor is trite bordering on stupid. This book does not even belong in the same building as the works of Kafka and Heller. I wish a memory gap had prevented me from putting this book on my reading list.
I found no comedy dark or otherwise in this book. It is just a long long dialog of unrelated stories. You are left frustrated that the bits of story are never tied together, never solved. I would not recommend this to anyone!!!!
Jess Walter is the author of "The Zero", a finalist for the National Book Award; "Citizen Vince", a winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; "Land of the Blind"; and "Over Tumbled Graves", a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year. Also the author of the nonfiction book "Ruby Ridge", Walter lives in Spokane, Washington, with his family.