I am an odd duck (everyone say AMEN) but I truly dislike reading allegories. Guess it is the historian in me. "Facts. Just the facts, ma'am", Sgt Joe Friday would say. Pilgrim's Progress, Lord of the Rings, Narnia are not my cup-o-tea. Dislike the Sci-Fi genre, too. Star Wars, Dr Who, Star Trek, et al. Okay, pass the hemlock to the ol' grouch.