Official Review: The Canterbury Hall Tales by Bert Johnston

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Re: Official Review: The Canterbury Hall Tales by Bert Johns

Post by Mallory Whitaker » 01 Nov 2017, 10:59

This sounds like an interesting but moderately challenging read since it's written in traditional verse. I know it took me some time to get through The Canterbury Tales my first (and second) time around. It sounds like it's well worth the effort though. I love the titles of the tales. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Post by bookowlie » 05 Nov 2017, 10:23

Thanks everyone for the feedback. The story is written with the flavor of 14th century verse, but is very easy to understand. That's why I was so impressed with the author. He was able to bring hints of the old writing style without being dense.
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Post by Mtsweni Nelsy » 05 Nov 2017, 13:08

It sounds like you really enjoyed the book, thanks for the review.

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Post by bookowlie » 06 Nov 2017, 22:48

Yes, it was an enjoyable read. I was quite impressed by the author's writing and creative storytelling skills.
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 10 Nov 2017, 17:49

From the title this is not at all what I expected but it sounds interesting. I like the name of the individual stories, such as The Accountants Wife: Cosmetic Queen. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Gunnar Ohberg » 07 Dec 2017, 18:19

Sounds like a very impressive labor of love by the author. I just hope the stories aren't TOO close to Chaucer's (since those stories have already been told). Great review.

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Post by bookowlie » 14 Dec 2017, 21:24

Gunnar Ohberg wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 18:19
Sounds like a very impressive labor of love by the author. I just hope the stories aren't TOO close to Chaucer's (since those stories have already been told). Great review.
The stories aren't too close to Chaucer's tales. It's more done in the spirit of the style of Chaucer's classic book. Your description of an "impressive labor of love" is what I also thought while reading.
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