Publisher: Galley Beggar
I'm going to say it from the start, I think this is one of those books AGAIN where I am not intelligent enough to really get the full impression/understanding/depth of it but there we go..I admit it from the start and leave you to see if I am correct in this assessment.
And secondly, it has made me want to read Don Quixote as I think I would get the book even more, and even in retrospect if I did.
We are with Don and Is on their journey, more Don's journey that Is has been dragged on and it's a really mental journey with lots to get involved with. And even though I didn't have the full intelligence to get it all, the journey was a riot. It was warming, it was amusing, it was scary and it was confusing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interjections from the narrator, it really did jolt you back to reality and they were really rather amusing also. Especially when you are with Is and Don you find yourself totally embedded in their completely bizarre world of weird.
I also loved the Triseptimums. They were great little bags of mad, but they did to an extent make sense and really did help me understand the crazy mind of these two bods we are on a tour with.
Finally, the question I'm still pondering is who was more mad Don or Is? Is to go with Don or Don to start the crazy mission.
Overall, I know I didn't understand the whole thing, but I am so glad I read it and I hope the guys at GB are pleased that even if the reader isn't as clever as maybe necessary to get the nuances, the reader can still enjoy it!