4.0 out of 5 stars
Not just for the Fantasy reader, 7 Dec. 2011
This book is a wonderful tale that has a nice level of self awareness but not to the detriment of the narration. Non-fantasy readers should find enough real world grounding to enjoy it and fantasy genre readers should get enough subtle nods to the format to feel suitably smug. I originally brought the book because I found out it was one of the sources for the `Flight of Dragons' cartoon. After reading `The Dragon and the George' I wish they'd followed it closer. It far, far surpasses the cartoon. I shall now embark on the sequels.