got it today- so far, I've only been able to be amused by the little 'about the author' thing on the back flap:
"(DeFoe) wrote The Pirates! to convince a woman to leave her boyfriend for him. She didn't."
Kind of reminded me of the type of thing Lemony Snicket does with his backflap descriptions.
I'll still read it, though- I'm just sorry I didn't get it in time to discuss it (with... the one person who seems to have read it, but, y'know, whatever