This the most difficult read I can recall for a book where I soldiered on to the end despite feeling assaulted. First I tried the print book and I couldn't get the voice so I moved to the audiobook. I encourage readers to read The Guardian review.
The book takes place in the course of about two hours. A stand-up comic in a club in Netanya is not very funny. With demented glee he harangues, harasses and bombards his audience with coarseness and a few funny jokes and bit by bit his autobiography. What happened to him is a looming presence. I stayed with the book because I just had to know where it would go.
Again I want to stress that it's not an easy read. Some love it, others don't.

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