I can't be the only one who thinks this is not that funny. I appreciated the humour but not once did I have to hold back psycho laughter or tears in public as some reviews would have me to believe.
Does it suffer from being the first of its kind, having since become apparently cliched to a contemporary reader?
I, too, thought it was quite dull and dropped it after the first chapter. Did I miss anything, or does it continue in the same bland manner? I was barely able to force a smile, but what do I know, maybe it gets funny later...
>I dropped it after the first chapter.
>Did I miss anything?
Have you ever laughed to any work of literature?
I find it hard to laugh the way you say at anything I read, even if it's comedy related, the only thing closest to it was a slight chuckle at one of Ibargüengoitia's book.
This is an important question because if you are NEET the book possesses a whole new layer of humour. If you're NEET, or share any traits with him the book makes you aware of your own flaws, because Ignatius becomes like a mirror. This causes you to self-reflect, something which Ignatius is incapable of, and allows you to laugh at yourself by laughing at his antics.
I'm sure it could be explained better by another anon, but this book make me laugh like crazy.