This is truly the WORST Pritchett book I have ever read. I don’t really adore the Ridcully/suitcase series, but there are still funny bits. But this book is just AWFUL. Just boring and tedious and the characters are uninteresting, and predictable. My son had to read this for a class—when I saw it was Pritchett, I assured him with great confidence he was going to love it. He hated it. When he finished, I read it, thinking maybe he just didn’t appreciate Pratchett’s dry wit or play on words etc. Except there was none; I hated it, too. I can’t understand all the rave reviews.