This book was not what I expected, and after finishing it, I still do not know what to think.
I should tell you that I stopped with the Fifth Story, because the book seemed just too bizarre and unbalanced on the negative side of things emotionally.
I would definitely recommend reading this book, especially if one enjoys foreign settings and a certain magical atmosphere.
As a kid I grew up on Brothers Grimm and Aesop's fables, and never quite got over them. But as an adult I do want something more modern. Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Mr Night
It's probably too easy to just say Canterbury Tales setup (travelers telling their tales to each other, very different voices) with absurdist tales (Eugene Ionesco would be proud). Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Michael A. Duvernois
I read this book over 2 years ago and it is still under my skin. It reminds me of the Arabian Nights (1001 Tales) in terms of form. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by ANB
I was spellbound by the energy, the simplicity and the mesmerising power of the stories contained in this book. Read morePublished on June 7, 2009 by Milko Calla
This book could have been great, in my opinion, but it wasn't.
The book is meant to echo The Canterbury Tales, but doesn't. Read more
"Look sir you're not going to tell me that! Everyone knows stories! I just told you I slept in the same bed as my wife every night for the last fifteen years in the same bedroom of... Read morePublished on September 13, 2007 by Cromely
This book was recommended in a book review column i always read and usually agree with. However the stories are very disturbing, strange, gross, sick and upsetting. Read morePublished on April 19, 2007 by Jennifer A. Flett
A modern-day "Arabian Nights" for the next generation. Some of the stories in here are downright odd, but they're all enjoyable and perfect for late-night reading.Published on October 4, 2006 by Vahnee
I agree on the following points:
Great writing style.
Good command of language. Read more