As a reader, I've always loved books that bring a fresh perspective to a well-known story. Jane Eyre has never been the same for me since I came across The Wide Sargasso Sea. Looks like others appreciate this kind of novel too.
My first taste of the potentially subversive nature of a shift of perspective was with Chaucer at A level. What a revelation!
The Pardoner's Tale as a parody of the sacrament of the Eucharist? Wow! I'm allowed to think about this stuff? To question it? To look at it from another angle? Form my own views? Thank you, Geoffrey. So there's life on earth after all.