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“I actually read a very old copy of The Arabian nights, signed by my great grandmother. I enjoyed the stories and was surprised to see stories of cylops, like in the Odysssey. It seemed strange too to read so many stories set in Baghdad, considering how that city is in the news these days. ...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“The stories can be fun, but it's so sexist it disgusts me.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Okay okay, I didn't really read all enormous three volumes of it. But I read one volume and I'm going to count that as having read it. I actually did enjoy these stories somewhat, ”Augusta N wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“made me sleepy”A Bennet wrote this review Tuesday, April 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a collection of stories largely about Muslims and the worship of Allah as they are told from a Muslim point of view they are often biased in the way other faiths are portrayed.
Quite frankly if this had not been on the 1001 Books to read before you die list I would not have got to the end, there is endless repetition and nearly everyone has faces like the moon, punishment is biblical and Muslims cannot fail to convert the world.
That said the stories often have a moral point and could be considered educational at least in a moral sense, it contains many fables and the basis of fairytales and fantasy fiction so it has been hugely influential on the kinds of books we read today.”
“I read this book for gifted reading. It was a little confusing because it isn't writen in modern day speech, but in the end, I actually liked it.”Lisa Lewis wrote this review Monday, March 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“1001 nights is an international legend. I've always heard about the story. This is the first time I have the chance to read the book itself.
A totally different style than what I've read so far. An Intriguing experience.
Igot abit lost in the the dragging of one story into another. I understand that it's part of the package, but I couldn't keep up with them.
Maybe the version I have is an editted version, or may be it was too different for me to read. Any way I dropped it.”
“Could be confusing at times but it does give you a great cultural expeiriance.”Nicholi~Don't worry My barks worse than my bite, unless you get too close. wrote this review Tuesday, February 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sinbad. Ali Baba. Scheherazade. For the adventurous lass in you!”Raissa wrote this review Friday, February 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Formatting wasn't great.”Ann Von Hagel wrote this review Tuesday, January 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“these are still so much fun to read.”dyslexicerectorset wrote this review Tuesday, May 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No