I first read this book back in the mid-sixties. I was an avid reader of John D. by then, and this was a departure from what I expected of him. It was hilarious! I would normally synopsize the book at this point, but I don't want to give away the story. When I restarted the John D. adventure recently, I knew I had to have this book to reread. It is just as funny now as it was then. I just wish I knew where to get a watch like that.