Myriam Beaulieu Beaulieu itibaren Bombale, Maharashtra, Hindistan
...I think you have to actually read Lolita before you read this book. It compares intricate, detailed parts of Lolita to the author's experiences in Tehran and its overbearing government. The anecdotes and writing style are wonderful, but I honestly get lost in the pages and pages of literary allusiuons. It's almost English essay-ish in these bits. I'll try to read it again after reading Lolita.
Good story. Followed Bible. Fiction was good realistic. Will read others in series.
Argh. bad book. Didn't see the point in many of the stories. (qualifier here is that I read for plot as much as I do for characterisation and theme -- and some of the endings in the stories in this book just didn't make much sense to me) I fail to see much similarity with The Cantebury Tales other than the format of the story perhaps.