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Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
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Aug 15, 2011

really liked it

This is a collection of essays and short stories that are representative of Twain at his most acerbic. Even if you already think of Twain as irreverent (and perhaps most especially if you do), you will enjoy his tweaking of conventional fundamentalist Christian philosophy - not that much changed since the latter 19th century. The title short piece is a series of letter from an exiled Lucifer back to heaven marvelling at the strange theology these humans have developed. The "Letter to Earth" is equally funny.

To be honest, some portions of this compilation are much more enjoyable than others, and my high rating is based on these. Many of the people to whom I've loaned this book didn't enjoy " The Papers of the Adams Family" section enough to finish it, but all enjoyed the rest.

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