I have never been a great reader but this book is a great book to read. You can either read it all at once or (as I did) in little short lumps. There is at least one character in the book that you can easily relate to and many more that of the type of people who you know are 'just like that'. The writing style is nice and easy and the content is light and amusing (Oh and I learned a couple of new words too). I strongly reccomend buying 2. One for yourself and one as an ideal present for that person you haven't got a clue what to buy.