The Witches of Chiswick was the July selection for the fantasy/sci-fi book club my husband and I have started going to, on the invitation of an old friend of mine. It's not what I normally have chosen to read, and I can't say that reading it has changed my mind at all. I had a hard time getting into it, and when we went to the book club we found almost everyone said the same about it.
It's a funny book, with lots of tongue-in-cheek humor and plot twists that are obviously meant to be satirical, but as another member of the book club said, it's like all the funny bits are just thrown together — there's not much of a plot, nothing terribly compelling at least, and it doesn't really flow very well. It's an interesting book to read for a good laugh, but that's about the nicest thing I can say about it! I was glad when I was done and could move on to something else.