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The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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Feb 02, 2009

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bookshelves: seely-picks, humor, american-lit

There were some really great parts - some very funny (the French/English letter about the bar of soap) and some very moving parts as well. I loved and was surprised that Twain always refers to Jesus as "the Savior". It was interesting to note how many trademarks of American tourists were true even in Twain's day. I laughed and was amused, but I struggled a lot with the narrator. (I audiobooked this one.) The narrator was excellent, but he read in the most obnoxiously self-satisfied way that drove me insane! Nevertheless, he hit all the irony dead on. Until I read this one, I'd no idea it was a travel log. I thought it was a novel. Surprise!
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February 2, 2009 – Shelved
February 3, 2009 – Shelved as: seely-picks
May 5, 2013 – Shelved as: humor
March 7, 2015 – Started Reading
March 7, 2015 – Shelved as: american-lit
March 14, 2015 – Finished Reading

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