It started well and I enjoyed the first few chapters. I began to get bored every time we took a look back into the main character's past life and started to ignore those chapters as they were so tedious, concentrating on those in the present day (2005). After a while they too got tedious and I gave up at roughly the halfway mark. Contrary to media reports it's not in the least bit funny / laugh out loud witty. It is bonkers with a farcical story line that doesn't succeed in being a 'funny' farce but purely remains pointless.