Novel disguised as a memoir, but “wacky”, “searingly funny’, “absurdly hilarious”?  Not to me.  Clever and a spot on satire of literary… everything, but not so much laugh-out-loud funny. Best line from a review: “Books, Clarke seems to be asserting, do not make you happy; they’re much more important than that.”  The reader’s guide following the text where the author and main character bicker might have the most humorous bits of all.