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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  320 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Free at last! Free at last! This ain't your grandfather's Huckleberry Finn. It's nineteenth century America and a mutant strain of tuberculosis is bringing its victims back from the dead. Sometimes they come back docile, and other times vicious. The vicious ones are sent back to Hell, but the docile ones are put to work as servants and laborers. With so many zombies on the ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published July 10th 2009 by Coscom Entertainment
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Apr 14, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was ok
I am familiar with the story of Huckleberry Finn but I was not familiar with the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim. This is why I chose to read this book and the fact that I have been recently all into everything zombies. While I did appreciate Mr. Czolgosz attempting to re-write a classic, I was expecting more. Or course, I am not saying that this book could ever become a classic like the original but I was hoping for more flesh-eating zombie action and light-heartlessness.

Nick Popadich
Aug 05, 2011 Nick Popadich rated it it was ok
After teaching "Huck Finn" for over 10 years, it scares me that my students could read this version and pass most of my quizzes! Of course, that also shows that Czolgosz doesn't do much to change Twain's words or plot. His additions effectively blend with Twain's words, but some of Huck's heart is lost with frequent pick-pocking (and he's not the zombie). Where this book improves on the original is in the way it deals with the more tedious parts of the original (the King and the Duke's many adve ...more
Jan 17, 2010 Carl added it
Shelves: nonliterature, satire
As someone who has taught Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn more than a dozen times, I am intrigued by this new entry into the skein of reenvisionings (not sure what else to call them) that started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Intrigued, not appreciative.

As an experiment, it was certainly interesting. Czolgosz introduces phthisis as a disease that makes people into zombies, and led to slaves (the "n-word" is not used in this book, after 250-plus controversy-engendering appearances
Joseph R.
May 10, 2013 Joseph R. rated it it was ok
Shelves: zombie, read-2013
In the wake of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (hereafter PPZ), the market has been flooded with lots of classic literature either rewritten or "enhanced" by adding horror tropes like vampires, werewolves, or zombies. W. Bill Czolgosz (previous works: Anna Karnivora) has taken on Mark Twain's classic tale of adventure and friendship, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and added in a zombie apocalypse.

The book follows the PPZ format of inserting new text into the classic, though some passages are cu
Apr 14, 2011 Susanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Mark Twain's classic novel - with a few zombie twists. Huck Finn is off on his rafting adventure, but this time he's accompanied by one of the (un)dead: a runaway bagger, Jim. The enslavement of Africans has passed in favor of those no longer human, zombies (otherwise known as baggers) who have died from the pox and come back to (sort of) life again. Some of these baggers are vicious monsters, but others, like Jim, make ideal slaves. Too bad they still don't like to be sold down South and instea ...more
Apr 29, 2011 jacky rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction, 2011
I was turned off immediately by the first paragraph of this book. It was just the completely wrong start on all accounts. Huck is telling us how he isn't going to use "that word." Well, if he means the infamous n-word that is so often debated about with Huck Finn, then that seems a cop out. Is Czolgosz trying to tell readers, "Its okay. I won't offend you racially with this book." That isn't staying true to the heart of Huck Finn, which a good redo, no matter how trashy the zombie part is, shoul ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
This story is a satirical take on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with a zombie twist. I love these retakes, so this one appealed to me quite a bit. The book starts off commenting on the recent updated version where a certain word was replaced with a less sensitive one. Although the word essentially is the same thing, just a different word. A disease is spreading through out the land related to tuberculosis and causes a side effect that causes people to reanimate or return from the dead. It ...more
Apr 13, 2011 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was very excited to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim after just finishing the zombie mash ups of some of my other favorite classics. This one fell a little short for me, then again, Huck Finn wasn't one of my favorite classics. Regardless, I do love the stubborn boy and ridiculous zombies.

This one definitely isn't a home run. It is totally intriguing for me just because I love when history is changed in historical fiction. That part IS entertaining. I think that anyone wh
Sep 13, 2011 wally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: twain-czolgosz
happened on this one in borders...a closing borders....there's a pic of him smoking a pipe on the raft, his leg in the river....the big river, and zombie jim behind....being a zombie...this on the cover. "blood enriched classics" hmmmmmm

dontcha luv it when you type something up, hit whatever, and goodreads is no longer available.

apparently this site doesn't have that option of saving you shee-ite or something who knows.

i don't feel like typing what i had. talked about twain's original, padgett
Olaf Thunderfoot
This is a halfway decent zombification of the original story.
William Bentrim
Apr 24, 2011 William Bentrim rated it liked it
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim by Mark Twain and W. Bill Czolgosz

This book is reminiscent of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn with the addition of zombies.

This book read like Mark Twain. I’m not sure why it was written unless it is an attempt to get the current generation of tweens who are zombie/vampire focused to experience more classic literature.

It was an ok read but having read all of Mark Twain years ago, I didn’t find the addition of zombies all that interesting. I guess the
Eh, this was not one of the better ones I have read. The original was painful enough to get through because of the way they spoke, and this one wasn't any better.
Chuck Davis
Aug 07, 2011 Chuck Davis rated it it was ok
While it amused in parts, it seems to me that if you are going to satirize what is arguably the greatest American novel ever written, you ought to either throw relevancy to the wind and just make it hilarious, or embellish Twain's forbidden moral. Ultimately, it served only to circumvent the N-word censorship problem, although left on instance for what I assume to be homage.
Missy Vinson
This "blood enriched classic" was a fun read. It was true to the original plot, full of the charming dialect and romance of the river rat life. Plus, of course, there were zombies, as promised. Good twist with the loyal and heroic Zombie Jim. The end was rather disappointing, though.
An interesting twist on Huckleberry Finn - instead of slaves there's tame and aggressive zombies. I liked it well enough; for the most part it was hardly any different from the original novel, except the ending.
Jan 13, 2012 Elisabeth rated it did not like it
Disappointing. While other books in this genre made the zombie idea blend with the story, such as pride and prejudice, in this version it is just tacked on.
Ted Collins
Aug 22, 2011 Ted Collins rated it liked it
Super fun and light read. Got it as a Xmas gift. Read it everynight before bed.
Sandeep Shede
Apr 23, 2014 Sandeep Shede rated it really liked it
loves the main character, A headstrong boy and his hot tempered aunt
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