Is it good? Yeah, it’s very good. He has stripped away the layer of self satire of his previous [pseudonymous] novel “Benny Platonov” and it might be uncomfortable for some people to read a book that is lacking almost entirely in pretension. Yeah, a book where the lead character spends a lot of his time trying to invent a new philosophy [or possibly two] and rubbishing great writers and living in a little fairy tale, but it’s not pretentious.Anyway, look. There are a lot of books, y’know. The ones I like more than the others are the ones that reach a beautiful compromise with meaninglessness. This is one of those books.