The first half of this book was incredibly interesting. The second half not so much. It was strange that, right when world events turned to the most dramatic circumstances of the 18th century, Franklin's account gets a little boring. He was a statesman and politician during the revolution, not a soldier. His account of his effort as a volunteer in the French and Indian War was more interesting than his treatment of the revolution. I'd say the book is still worth reading, though, because of how interesting a life Franklin lived. In terms of the interesting life story, this book was a lot like My Early Life by Winston Churchill.
Rating: five out of seven giant inflatable monkeys.