I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Okay, perhaps I am just not understanding the satirical nature of the book.
Satire = A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
I will try to read it with this in mind.
This is currently my "after dark" book--during daylight hours, I'm reading The Shining and it's scaring the wits out of me!