Thursday, February 8, 2007

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

First line: You don't know about me, without you read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter.

Why you should read this book: Huck Finn never gets old, but the older you get, the more you can appreciate his multi-layered story and the author's capacity for jabbing a jocular elbow in the gut of America's hypocrisy. Huck's voice is innocent, honest, and wondrous to behold.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Your head explodes when you read the "n" word in historical context.

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