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Roughing It by Mark Twain
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Jul 03, 10

Recommended for: Anyone who likes Mark Twain's style of writing and sense of humour
I own a copy, read count: 1

An entertaining/satirical/somewhat-based-on-actual-occurrences look at America during Twain's great trip West. One thing that annoyed me was that I read the greater part of Innocents Abroad right after I finished this book and realized Twain tended to recycle some jokes and amusing anecdotes, albeit with different characters. This was the one concrete occurrence that made me face the fact that he completely fabricated portions of his work. I of course already knew this, but before actually seeing it I was able to comfortably suspend my disbelief.

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