This was one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. It was silly and you have to suspend your disbelief, but the MC is mostly dumb as a box of rocks. His inability to get metaphors right is totally hilarious. I love to mix metaphors as humor but this was just obliviousness. Yet he had a large vocabulary and figured out one smart thing. It wasn't really a thriller, or even a mystery, just a funny story with one sort of almost thrilling scene.