The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Whenever I said that I was reading “The Canterbury Tales,” somebody would tell me how much they loved ‘the tales.’
Yah, I didn’t really get that.
My thought was, I would listen to the audio, because if I started to get bored, the story would just keep going, and I couldn’t get bogged down. I think a better idea would actually have been to get a paper copy of the book and read one person’s tale at a time. By listening in bits and pieces which didn’t line up with the actual stories, I just lost interest in pretty much all of them. Sure, some of the stories were interesting, but this was one time when audio failed me.
And, come on! Finishing “The Canterbury Tales” with a long, long, LONG tale about the deadly sins and penance? Talk about anti-climactic!
Sadly, I just didn’t feel the “The Canterbury Tales” love.