The other thing I love about his books is his innate ability to recognize, analyze, scrutinize , do some more things finishing with ize , and then put to paper the lowest of human feelings. He is a specialist in 'heroes' who are cowards. He is the master of describing the brain of 'enlightened' people on all its misconceptions, doubts, mortal fears and obsessive needs and wants.
He is the painter of disillusioned relaxed desperation, and does it in a witty, charming, and at times, gut busting full on laughter way. And most important of all? He is smart. Very smart. If someone is taking the piss out of my world I want him to at least be smart. Right? Highly recommended.