So … expected to enjoy another of his books, Wonder Boys (1995).
The writing is skillful, of course. The plot original. The characters quirky.
But ultimately I could not finish the book It had nothing to teach me. I hate books about disfunctional losers and their stupid lives.
I never saw the film version (2000) starring Michael Douglas. But some say, despite being a box office dog, that it was better than the book.