Doctor Hmmm? said:I'm trying my hand at Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (Rhys trans.).
Once you get past the archaic English, the repetitive and (literally) formulaic jousting scenes, the "isn't this tale of Sir Goober exactly the same as the tale of Sir Doofus fifty pages back" and all the other stuff that makes this a potentially hard slog for a modern reader ... well, it's pretty addictive and not hard to see why people are still reading Mallory almost 600 years later. I'm about to start Volume 2. ("In the which Queen Guinevere giveth great good cheer unto Sir Lancelot who doth right unknightly and King Arthur wroth wood anon.")