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).
This is why I don't usually read humour--I don't get it.
I'm finding this book painfully uncomfortable, not funny. I don't like the woman who is telling it in first person.