DO NOT WATCH THE FILM! It’s a different story and a very bad film. At least finish the novel first so you wont get any description of the characters, because the film cast was awful.
There are three things I like about this book. First, the language is simple, yet the narration (setting, character development, etc) is sophisticated. Second, the references on the devil and history is well embedded. So I don’t really feel that the novel is preaching–except maybe in one part where the devil give sermon to the serpents. That’s a good preaching. And the third thing is of course the dark comedy. I often confused whether this is a comedy or a serious story, and it turns out, it is both.
This is a light reading. My only complain probably on the way the author pushing and pulling characters from the stage. Ig ask his brother to go, he comes to him, he ask him to go again, he’s gone but then return, then go again…. that was tiresome.
But it is entertaining.