I suppose The Canterbury Tales must have been quite controversial at the time of its writing, with many sexual allusions, but it's full of tedious little tales which are exceedingly boring, monotonous, and tend to run one into the other. The poetic flair only carries the monotony to new heights. I tried to listen to it while engaged in a boring repetitive task, and it only seemed to make the job longer; I had to turn it off. I cannot recommend this book on any level.
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