Published: 1605 (this translation published in 2003)
Pages: ~940 (in two parts)
Seriousness: Not very. Apparently the second part (published 10 years later) it more contemplative, but I didn’t get that far.
Difficulty: Fairly easy if you have a decent translation
Rating: M – lots of violent brawling, probably not of much interest to kids
Recommend: It’s worth a try. You may like it more than I have.
Up next … it’s anchors aweigh in hot pursuit of Moby Dick.