I realise that I am probably supposed to like this book because it's a classic. But to be totally honest, for the most part, it was incredibly boring. I am not one for long, elaborate and pretentious descriptions, which is what the majority of this book is. I enjoyed some of the tales, and reading about some of the characters, such as Laurie's mother. But most of the time I just got bored. Laurie's narration was dry and I didn't like him as a person. It's such a shame, because I liked the idea of the book, just not the book itself! I give this book 1/10.