"We're comic. We're all comics. We live in a comic time. And the worse it gets the more comic we are."
That's William Gaddis, the novelist, whose lawyers are comic too. Example: A Frolic of His Own, a novel that parodies not only judicial opinions, but argumentative lawyers during depositions.
Sounds fun, but it's slow going. Presently, I'm stuck on page 188. I guess it's not easy making comedy out of the law.
I plan to take Frolic up again soon. Maybe I'll have more to say when I finish it . . . In the meantime, here's a somewhat related post from the archives: "Novelist Richard Ford on Lawyers."