Ennui is kind of like Seinfeld in the Victorian era - which is, needless to say, awesome.
It's hard to write heartless, witty characters without being repetitive - Wolf's "hero" Nathan, fortunately, is a stellar example of a well-written hateful bastard. In one of my favorite installments, Nathan is lying around doing nothing and claims he's "reading". "You don't LOOK like you're reading," exclaims his sister Deborah. "You don't LOOK like you're methodically shredding a man's soul into whisker-thin ribbons," Nathan replies, "yet, there you stand." Ennui is about unhappy people with apparently very little to do, but the enjoyment characters like Nathan seem to take in belittling each other gives the comic a lot of life and makes it a very enjoyable, sharply funny read.
... read it now!