My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hmmm….not sure about this one.
Though, it didn’t have a chance in hell, having been read straight after the king of all diary based prose (Adrian Mole), and I found it rather flat.
It held me enough to finish it, which I can’t say for alot of new fiction this year and although the ending was signposted heavily throughout I found parts entertaining and the characters interesting.
It wasn’t laugh out loud funny and the reason “you won’t feel sorry for Jarvis” which is built up and up throughout the book is a bit crude for crudenesses sake and pretty pointless.
For anyone looking for a really hilarious and brilliant book about a self centred but entertaining character I would say read A Confederacy of Dunces instead.
An OK book, but ultimately meh.