I gave this book 3 stars only because this is not the style of writing that I enjoy ... therefore I found it difficult to get through. Four tales in all , told around a table to contemporaries who then subsequently tell their own tale. Far too wordy and layered for my tastes, I prefer very a very plain style of story telling. However, it may be right up your alley as some people do care for it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.