The absurdity alone was enough to love this novel.
The dialogue was marvelous, the plot was wonderful.
You know what’s going to happen, and yet it’s not about the main event, but about the subtleties of the relationships between the characters, and the leading up to the main event.
This was funny, absurd and devastating!
PS: I’ve since watched the movie and Michelle Pfeiffer deserved a fucking Oscar for this role! and Lucas Hedges was a Godsend! Managed to completely capture the subtle and absurd spirit of the novel, and although the ending was different, I still loved it!