I thought Kalila and Dimna was very well written and the fables were entertaining, yet rich in knowledge and abstract policy advising. However, the most fascinating feature of the book was in my opinion how the author narrates stories within stories. One fable takes you into another story, and sometimes that story takes you even deeper into another fable, until they are all told and the reader is drawn back into the original tale.
Wood's use of this very interesting literal tool keeps the reader in suspense throughout the book. I cannot wait to read volume 2.
As a child I loved listening to these stories read aloud to me by my father. As a university student of modern languages, I'm delighted that I can find the ebook translations, and make linguistic comparisons between them. Wood's re-telling of ancient fables is wonderfully written, captivating and memorable. Now I can enjoy Volume 2!