I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
The biggest issue is that I have to read this a short piece at a time. Still, I finally got through and I enjoyed it. For the most part. I think I need to love either Shakespeare or Star Wars a lot more for this to work for me.
Also, the use of Star Wars and until the Empire Strikes Back made me roll my eyes: too easy, too literal. Particularly the 'we've been in star wars,' line that I paraphrase.
The illustrations were the best part for me, and while I own the next two - and will keep them because just gorgeous art - I probably won't read them for a while.