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Wow, this fence is sharp,
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I've seen a few Christopher Moore books kicking around and always thought I'd have a look but never seemed to get round to it. I love Pratchett, Robert Rankin, Tom Holt, Jasper Fforde et al., so this should in theory be right up my alley.
As Sid James would say "Hyuk-yuk-yuk".
And therein lies the problem. Taking a psuedo-historical plot, Moore has tried too hard to cram this book full of none-to-subtle humour. A decent tale with engaging characters, the plot at times is bent purely to get more toilet humour in. Whilst I don't mind it (big fan of the Carry On films see?), it can get a little too much at times and you want nothing more than to give the author a slap and telling him to get on with the actual story.
If you don't like toilet humour or just aren't in that frame of mind, then you simply won't like it - it is silliness for sillinesses sake.
I'll give him another go though. Fnarr-fnarr.