This was a fun book to read. It actually was quite accurate historically, so I was able to enjoy the humor and not worry overly much about inaccuracies (like sometimes happens to me when I read). The illustrations were a great addition and I don't think the book would have been as fun without them. That being said, I should have read the book differently - meaning that I should have read a little bit per day rather than all of it in one go. The humor started to wear thin toward the end because I just got it all at once instead of a bit more spread throughout.