Let me agree with the other viewers, there's no question this is a very funny book. Spurious can actually make you laugh. I don't say that lightly. Only two other books in my life have made me laugh out loud in the way Spurious did, Confederacy of Dunces and Catch 22. Even so,, Spurious should not be filed as a mere comedy. There something quite serious to this novel. For me, it was the awakening of a sense of yearning and urgency. Yearning for what? I'm not sure, and maybe I am too stupid to articulate what this novel-machine does. Spurious sparks an "intense longing for that unnamable something, desire for which pierces us like a rapier at the smell of a bonfire, the sound of wild ducks flying overhead, the title of The Well at the World's End, the opening lines of Kubla Khan, the morning cobwebs in late summer, or the noise of falling waves. . .
Digital Alice, Not the Booker review