Yes, I added another Dortmunder to my library. I like to read books that make me laugh; it is so much better than reading stuff that makes me cry. Who cares that it isn't the next great American novel? I sure don't. Who cares that the writing isn't Shakespeare? I sure don't. Westlake writes pure escapism (the pun wasn't intended but there it is) and that is why I read him. The other reason is that even though the hero is a criminal there isn't a lot of violence or cussing. Imagine that! Reading a crime novel where 'f**k' isn't used more frequently than 'the'.