This certainly was one of the more entertaining books I've read. The adventures of Sancho and Don Quixote were very well written, funny, and has captured the hearts of millions throughout the centuries. Don Quixote is a madman who believes himself to be a knight-errant destined to return the world to the prior "order". Immediately he gets dressed up in a very silly fashion and starts by attacking "giants", only they are windmills. The first part involves Don and his squire Sancho Panza in a series of silly conflicts that they get into, at the same time doing many great things. The first part was much better than the second part in my opinion as Quixote lost some of his humour and became somewhat more "normal" Sancho was a great clown and the book truly deserves to be named 'Don Quixote and Sancho Panza" Also, Quixote's folly was a little bit irritating for me at times. Especially when he kept mentioning stupid such as his "Lady Dulcinea el Toboso," who is truly a whore, and talking about enchantments which were simply the consequences of the stupid things that Don Quixote and his squire did upon themselves.
Of course, this book was more than simply a satire attacking the ancient tradition of knight-errants. Quixote said many things which made sense at the time, through what he said, we can see a glimpse of the life in the early 1600's and a little bit of Cervante's own experiences as a soldier. Many times did Don Quixote mention his badge, in which Cervantes truly valued for fighting the English armanda.
In conclusion, if you want to read about two clowns perform that were being put down on the pages of a 528 page book that is funny and very well-written, this would be a great book for you.