A great book perfectly capturing the struggles with the alternating madness and banality of life.In some ways the banter and the quirks of the characters make it hard to see them suffer. But, that said… hey, it is only a book and the characters are very funny. Things like the throwaway lines about Morrissey or Munchausen’s had me laughing aloud: the dialog combines the exhausted humor of a night that never ends with the polish that a truly first rate writer brings.The book leaves off with no particular conclusion, moral or solution. But life goes on. And that – and this book- is as marvelous as any comet.