Although the book jacket claims it, I did not find this book to be constantly funny. I did, however, find it to be surprisingly sad. George's partner suddenly dies and he wishes to live life through the simple, every day things. Then one of his students surprises him. The end is awful. I did not fully engage with this one. I didn't connect like I wanted to so I may read it again. I do have the movie so I want to watch it now that I have an idea of what it's about from reading the book. We'll see.