Right now I'm in the middle of The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, and even though it's 752 pages and was written half-drunk (and you can tell which passages were written drunk), and it rambles....OK, this is the Let It Be of novels. And I do not mean the Beatles LP. It's hilarious and full of life. Anyone else read it? It's about a Czech WWI draft dodger who pretends to be an idiot when in fact he's smarter than everybody else around him, especially the Austria-Hungarian military/police, and cleverly uses his faked stupidity to get out of the front lines.