Wow. As the book's cover itself proclaims, this book almost reads like an ode to J.D.Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Throw in a teenager, family dysfunction and lot of profanity, you can't but end up with a funny novel. But this is much more than that - you are taken through a range of human emotions - no wonder it got the Man Booker Prize for 2003.
The author, DBC Pierre, does a stunning debut. I'm eagerly waiting for his next book. Some profanity I remember: "son of a stadium full of bitches"... ha ha ha... Awesome book. Read it.