I'm always reading something, usually multiple books at a time.
I can't quite decide on a star rating for this book. For most of it, I thought it was on the way to a four-star rating for me. It seemed to me that this book had the kind of dark humor that managed to avoid crossing into "too dark." Until it did. Without spoiling, I will just say that there was one scene where, for me, it dove way, way down into "too, too dark." I was actually kind of gobsmacked at the sharp turn it took. Then, in the aftermath, it kind of redeemed itself, so that was considering three-starring it. But then I thought about that one scene so much, and I decided there really wasn't any coming back from it.
The primary protagonist in this narrative is a relentless optimist who is always thinking or saying, "I think everything will be just fine." This line happens so often, I think that should have been the title of the book. "The Happiest People in the World" comes up now and then, too, but not as often.