I must confess that the first I heard of this incredibly convoluted and yet brilliant novel was through the film version. However the complexity and cleverness of the text must also be enjoyed in its paper form. The film version does well to convey this text and yet it does not fully explore the shifting subtleties of the humour and creativeness. If you like a zany, crazy and creative read this is definitely the book for you. And it has one of the most inventive twists I have read.