Vikram Seth's done a fantastic job at recreating these classic stories in verse. Its extremely entertaining, despite the fact that we know these stories or fables. Vikram Seth is an awesome poet. Just buy it if you love reading good, fun poetry :)
I guess I didn't understand the "Fables" but this is a book of poems! So buyers beware and be well informed before ordering this one.. I was eagerly anticipating short stories by Vikram Seth and looking to be transported into the world of fiction.. but it was most disappointing to open the eagerly awaited flipkart package!