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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Aug 04, 08

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Recommended for: lovers of great American lit
Read in August, 2008

When I read this as a child, I really enjoyed it. But, since it had been around 20 years since I cracked the spine, I thought I would pick it up again. Upon rereading now, I've discovered:

This is not a book for children. Just look at the first line of the Duke's hapless attempt to recite Hamlet's soliloquy: To be or not to be, that is the bare bodkin. Obviously, the jokes in Huck Finn are aimed at adults. So are the life lessons -- about following your conscience and questioning the status quo and being true to your friends. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer are the best comedy duo in all of fiction. Huck's bio of Henry VIII was priceless!

Among the Great Names of American Literature, nobody is more fun to read than Mark Twain. I look forward to reading more...

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message 1: by Ben (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ben I agree, but the book is not about following your conscience; it's about following your heart in spite of your conscience.

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