I struggle with ‘comic’ novels especially if they have characters that are ‘strange’ or zany.
Humour is a very personal thing and frequently, for me, books that come highly recommended fail to amuse me – and it is the same with TV. I don’t get on with most of the comedy series/sitcoms. And so it was here.
I had high hopes as I loved Lynne Truss’s book on the manners of the English, Eat, Shoots and Leaves. But for me this one failed to tickle my funny bone and i couldn’t be bothered to finish it.