I've left my book club read till the last minute again. I have two days to finish this. I'm thinking it's doable.
My annoyance at the initial introduction (which is actually part of the story in case you haven't read this book) doesn't extend to the rest of the frame story that's interspersed throughout the chapters. Of course, Goldman's technique of claiming that he's abridging another work leads to chapters of variable lengths (anywhere from four pages to over a hundred). It's an inconvenience when playing the "just one more chapter" game.
So far it's an amusing, light read. I thought about including some quotes, but they lose something when taken out of context.