Has anybody read this? I've just finished it and really enjoyed it, despite the bad reviews.
Supposedly 'not up to his usual high literary standards' (whatever that means) and 'shouldn't try to be funny' etc. There aren't many books (apart from Ben Elton) that make me laugh out loud, but this one did. Slightly David Lodge but funnier really because it's unexpected. Or maybe I just have a strange sense of humour.
Anyway, five stars from me.