Funny but not in the laugh out loud way,
This review is from: Rancid Aluminium (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can empathise all to easily with the protagonist. But then thats the obvious charm. Perhaps that is also why so many readers seem to have taken against this book - maybe they see a little too much of themselves in it. It is a funny book, but not "laugh out loud" funny. Its a book which had a wry smile on my face as I read it rather than stopping for periodic belly laughs. I found it far more "believable" than "White Merc With Fins". As with "White Merc" it has a lot of period references which make a lot of sense for those of us of the age to have been current to their use (late 1990s) and some of this was a bit nostalgic for me. The way people all used to say "sad" with the extreme emphasis on the "aaaaaa" in the middle and so forth. Perhaps this is some of its charm for me.
Its not "great literature" but its an enjoyable read. And probably one more for the male reader as a couple of people have also suggested.