I'd like to see this book as a movie because of the outlandishly unfortunate events the main character encounters: the double death of his love, the loss of one of his buttocks, accidentally killing monkeys on 2 womens' backs that turned out to be their lovers, finding a land in which common street rocks were precious jewels and being allowed to carry as much as they wanted on the backs of 200 red sheep (they apparently had red mange) who subsequently mostly sink into bogs with their treasure, etc. I think I gave the book 3 stars, though, because I was soon tired of how the story setting changed every 3 pages and because it had reasonably predictable ending.
I actually read this book because it was the favorite book of a character in the novel Bitter Sweets
. I had to see for myself if there was some sort of tie in between the 2 novels. If there was, I missed it.