Mark Twain's humor captivates me, and he has never disappointed me. I read this book of stories at about age fifteen, while studying in my school's library; I was targeted by the librarian, queen of silence, because I kept giggling.Twain, master of satire, kept getting me in trouble. His characters, the first humans, are delightfully unsophisticated. Adam is brooding, and relishes his time alone, after God presents him with a companion who won't stop talking.
This book is ingenious fun. Twain's success as a writer also intriguing. He frequently wrote in bed and suffered from depression, which which had no reliable treatment during his lifetime.