Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
A good part of that is the Noir Hard-boiled Detective style that he's emulating. It does get better later on.I've started reading a compilation of the first 3 Garrett PI books by Glen Cook. Entertaining mostly, but yeesh, the sexism/misogyny! These were written in the late 80's, it looks like he decided Heinlein wasn't sexist enough.
So far though it's mostly background. He's not here to write about how bad women are. Just mentioning it when women do show up now and then.