This book harked back in tone somewhat to the first few books. A fewer less real-world problems like alcoholism. Basically, Skeeve, Aahz and Tanda go on and adventure.
They're on their way to find the goose that lays golden eggs (actually the cow that gives golden milk.) He starts the story off referring back to an earlier story where Skeeve had bought a map at the bazaar, but I don't remember it. I don't know why, but that was kind of disconcerting at the beginning. Somehow, it seemed like it was going to be a bigger deal than it really was.
Possibly because he did a lot more explaining in this book than he used to. Early on he was recapping a lot of info about the bazaar, for people who weren't familiar with the series. In the middle of the story he did a pretty good job of having the characters find out information right along with the reader without having to go to great lengths to explain how they figured it out. But the final quarter of the book was basically a recitation of the back story leading up to their current situation.
I probably should have figured out the girl earlier. Not that I'm all that good at that sort of thing.
On Mighty's Total Book Value Scale, Paperback. The situations are getting more complicated. This seems to lead to a lot more exposition than the first few. Less character development through dialogue.
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