Saturday, 13 August 2011

apuleius - the golden ass and donkey from shrek

This book was great. Interesting from the start, and the amount of (and content) of tales in it were remarkable. It was originally called 'The Metamorphosis of Apuleius' and influenced other classics such as Voltaire's 'Candide' and Franz Kafta's 'Metamorphosis'. I couldn't help thinking about Donkey from Shrek when he was describing his experiences after being turned into an Ass, but that just made some of the tales even funnier. Not too keen on the religious ending, but l would still recommend this to anyone (even with the rude bits).

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