Well I had just finished the Grapes Of Wrath and I was in dire need of some fluff... so, since the movie was out, Robin Hood seemed to be the ticket. At first I wasn't too sure about it... it seemed so annoying, but the more I read, the more I loved it. I think I fell in love with the language: Shakespeare Lite. It was elegantly written... and yet I didn't get a headache trying to decipher the meaning of every sentence. Halfway through the book, I realized I had read a comic book! A really elegant one. It was such a hoot! All Robin and the Merry Men care about is humming ale and beating somebody with a cudgel. It was hilarious reading this against the backdrop of Hollywood movies where the heroes always win their battles... and yet in Robin Hood, sometimes he wished he'd stayed at home LOL.
I don't read books twice, but I'd read it again just to enjoy those beautiful sentences.
And btw, the movie wasn't anything like the book and was somewhat annoying. Oh well.