Saturday, June 28, 2008


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Since Taproot is doing Big River this summer I decided it was high time I read this book. I can't believe I got thru so many years of school without ever having read it. I'm not going to do a review of this book. It's a classic and can't be judged by todays standards. I will say that I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found it very hard to read with the phonetic spellings of south-speak. I'm a southerner and many times I didn't know what they were saying. I also hated having to read the word "nigger" every other page but I understand why it's there. The best part of the book is toward the end with the big breakout of Jim. What a scheme. I can't wait to see how it's all done on stage.

1 comment:

becca said...

I did my high school english project on Mark Twain. I liked Huck, but have to say Tom Sawyer is way more fun... I also had great difficulty with all the racist comments, but they were important to the context.