Well what can I say. This book was completely crazy, weird, like no other book I have read before. A first I liked the strangeness. It was kind of funny, especially when the morals at the end seemed to have barely anything to do with the story- or even when they had to much to do with the story! But after a while it began to seem just a little to strange- almost as if Graves was trying hard to be unconventional. Now I like things that are a bit beyond the norm but by the time I was about halfway through I was beginning to long for something a bit more, well, `normal'.
By themselves the stories were entertaining and funny. Graves use of imagery was quite incredible in parts, and even though the stories he told were completely unbelievable he wrote them in such a way that made them quite easy to imagine. I think my main real problem was that I read the book all in one go. I imagine if I had read each story as an individual story, alongside another book, I would have found it easier.