Okay, I've recommended this novel before - perhaps even several times - or definitely several times - but if you like quirky books this is one to check out.
It is quirky but very good. I read it the first time and then read it again.
And then I recommended the book to a friend in New Orleans who can still quote sections. Which doesn't surprise me because he strongly resembles the main character.
As do many people in New Orleans.
Consider this to be proof that I don't just read Anthony Trollope novels.