The author is considered one of Canada's greatest humorist. This story is pure joy to read. It is very well constructed and has many "laugh out loud" passages. It was a delight from start to finish, and I didn't want it to finish. This is as good as humor gets.
This is a "must read" Mark Twain novel. It's very funny and also informative, as are all his travel books. It is not your normal travel book because Mark Twain knows how to make anything interesting. Once you've read one of his travel books, you won't rest until you've read them all.
This book was a real treasure to find. It's a great story, told by a wonderful author with a great sense of humor.
I think this book would be enjoyed by readers of all ages, except for those too young to understand satire.
I thought it was deligightful reading, and I found myself laughing out loud many times. Any author who can do that for a reader is well worth reading.