The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf?
I honestly don't have a lot to say about this book.
Is it a crime to not fall in love with such a timeless piece of literature? I honestly tried to love it, I really did, but I simply could not. Call me weird, bizarre, odd, or whatever term you fancy. But I didn't love Aesop's Fables as much as many other people do. After reading for a while, some of the stories seemed to blend together, and even were a bit repetitive at times.
I have to give it merit though. Valuable lessons are to be learned from the many fables told by Aesop. While I didn't particularly enjoy it, I would definitely recommend everyone to read the collection of stories.
Out of five stars, I would give it a three and a half.