I discovered this author a while ago and found this book after reading "Night of the Avenging Blowfish". I found this book to be fun, interesting and poignant. The dialogue is surrealistically witty, but so over the top that you don't think in terms of reality. The hero, a newspaper reporter who will not stick to the accepted mode of writing, finds conflict between the love of his life and his love of being outside the mode. I loved this book, its sweetness, its wit, and its feeling. It is satire without the bitterness or dirt that has permeated the art. One of the best stories I have read in years.