As Mr Burns in the Simpsons said when picking out a potential present - Too Cutesy Poo!!
The first page of this novel didn't grab me. So I kept on going hoping that something soon would. Didn't happen. Thankfully, it's only 118 pages long.
Sterne calls the main character Yorrick, as in Shakespear's Yorrick. Then he has a character called La Fleur, based on Cervantes' Sancho Panza. Talk about more front than Myers!
Even the introduction was unbelievably dull.
Apparenly Virginia Woolf was a big fan of Sterne. I can perhaps see why she would go for this type of fey, whimsical humour.
Myself, I tend to agree with Camille Paglia, who described Sterne's other book, Tristram Shandy, as 'utterly unfunny'.
Stick with Samuel Richardson's mindboggling Clarissa is my advice.