I didn't find this as "hilarious" or "dark" as the review on the back of the book might have you think. The characters seemed stereotypical (not that I spend a lot of my time in a housing co-op in South London!)and not particularly engaging. Having said that, I romped through it in one go - the storyline was interesting enough to make you see it through to the end. First novel, so will be interested to see the next one.