Eh I can recognize an excellent book when I read it, really I can and without any doubt it IS an excellent book. It has vividly drawn characters, it is often hilarious. It has from what I understand a lot of real historical detail.
I however HATED the main character, even if I laughed a lot. Yes, I know it satire, yes, I know it is tongue in cheek, but I guess just as one of the reviewers said something along the lines that the book and her were not really suited, well I think I can second that.