A rather difficult book--at least for me. The content is not bad, but it's not something you can easily digest when you're busy working on your master thesis. This book is not a light reading. And when you get home after spending a full day on campus, this is not the kind of book you want to read in bed at night and give your brain a rest--and a little entertainment. It's like reading someone's thought, jumping from one to another rapidly, interrupted by things like, "Oh, it's chilly!" or "Here's the waitress! Finally!" (Not Bernhard's exact words, of course, but you get the point.) And you know the most annoying part? "He said, I thought, he said, I thought..." in every other sentence.
But since Bernhard is considered to be "[an Austrian author, who ranges] among the most distinguished German speaking writers of the second half of the 20th century", maybe I'll try reading it again someday. And maybe I'll give it more than just one star then.