“A Horse Walks into a Bar”

Not for the faint-hearted, “A Horse Walks into a Bar” is a difficult read. Not in the sense of the structure or the language, but in the depiction of the main character, and the relationship – undoubtedly somewhat ambiguous – that you are forced to have with him.

Yes, there are jokes there – the guy’s a Stand-Up after all – but they appear like an oasis in the desert. Or maybe they’re mirages… Part of you wants to walk out of the book, just like some of the punters in the comedy club, but you just can’t bring yourself to. Or at least I couldn’t…