This novel explores an inter-relationship between two characters who live in a disillusioned time at the end of history. However, despite showing the influence of Kafka and Beckett the use of humour in the work undercuts the apparent despair often conveyed by the characters and in the process suggests something redemptive is available. The work is intended as the first part of a trilogy of pieces and its register will only be fully clear when all three parts of the work are complete but just alone it indicates something serious precisely in its frivolity and indicates a philosophical future for novelistic humour. Whilst much of the discussion appears initially a "heavy burden" the overall effect of the novel is childlike in the best sense and promises a kind of transfiguration of the reader. It decidedly deserves wide exposure as it is a book which has the potential to make philosophy generally accessible, not least through showing its presence within the key literary works of modernism. It is also, throughout, screamingly funny. Its worth a read both for the ideas and for the laughs. Read it: you won't regret it!
Kantian 3, Not the Booker review