I just bought this book while in a short stay in Vienna. It was very funny to buy it in a bookshop in Kartner Strasse and later, following the book visit the close by Sacher (plenty of sweet turist, though), the Prater and other locations cited or described in the book. The atmostphere now is quite different from the described in the book, but one only must get away from the city center, or visit some post-war memorials to see more resemblances with the ambient described in the book.
This is a book I enjoy a lot, thought it's very dificult to read it with an imagination as free as with other books, because the images and sounds from the film came continuosly over me.
The only little flaw it has, for my taste, anyway, are some details of the style, as when the narrator writes directly to the reader commenting one situation of the story. For all the rest a wonderful short story (well, two really, including The Fallen Idol)