Have read this book numerous times and loved it every time. It was a nice change to hear it read by Martin Jarvis with all the voices. Lots of chuckles.
I've never read Terry Pratchett, but he had made a name for himself. I've read a few books by Neil Gaiman and loved them all...so I had high hopes for this book. Boy, was I disappointed. I didn't even finish the book.
If you could describe something as being "Too British", this would be it. The story was just too dry and it kept side tracking with little fictional anecdotes which I guess are suppose to be witty (think Monte Python) but just come of as unfunny and silly.
In the end, the book just wasn't for me