Satire Fiction/General Humorous Fiction/Humour
Humour is so personal. What makes one person laugh can make another frown or fail to respond at all. I’ve no wish to put readers off, but this book, included in the ‘humour’ genre, didn’t tickle my laughter muscles, I’m afraid. That doesn’t mean it will fail to stimulate yours.
It’s a very clever story, almost too clever in places, leaning toward the absurd. There are echoes of Monty Python here, and references that hint at a Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass influence.
It is well written, satirical and sometimes bizarre. And those who enjoy solving puzzles during their reading will find plenty to engage those particular skills. It just wasn’t for me.
[Any review is a personal opinion. No reviewer can represent the view of anyone else. The best we can manage is an honest reaction to any given book.]