Sort of brilliant, but..
I first read this ten or fifteen years ago and remember really enjoying it as a quirky and unique novel. Have just read again as a book club read and, whilst I still found it very different, well written and full of amusing but believable characters, it did begin to drag a bit. There's no real storyline as such, so once you're about two thirds through and familiar with the personalities and situations, there's nothing to move it along. Lots of brilliant dialogue and diverse characterisation, I could really see it working as a 'Family Guy/The Simpsons' type of cartoon film. For the record, no-one else in the group seemed over-keen on it, though I would still recommend it, particularly if you enjoy satirical humour and are looking for something a bit different from a standard novel.