You will know from the first sentence if this book is your sort of book. You will either laugh or gag on that first sentence. If you don't laugh, stop reading, you won't enjoy it. If you do laugh, don't stop reading, because you won't stop laughing. This is a bawdy filthy weirdly heartfelt tale, like pretty much all of Ellis' stuff. This is grimy and sincere, disturbing and amusing- often all at once. You have been warned.