I had such high hopes for this book and was sorely disappointed. It's not witty and interesting enough to be a fun read and it is definately not in the slightest bit academic. The stories are fantastic but I feel the writer has been a little too creative with the facts, giving them no credibility or intrigue. His Americanisms and painfully coloquial style is not indearing, it's just annoying. I've given the book two stars because I've read worse but I still wish I hadn't bought it.