sadisticartist, September 3, 2010 (view all comments by sadisticartist)
When I started this story I didn't think I would like it at all. Well this book proved me wrong because pretty soon I was head over heels for it, hungry to find out more. The adventure is incredible and engaging, a great classic!
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s0sn0wy, October 19, 2008 (view all comments by s0sn0wy)
Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Twain wrapped me into a world completely foreign yet an integral part of my cultural history. And unfortunately, while many of the situations are historic, they are still occurring today in similar shape and form. The horrifying experience with a violent parent who's sole desire is to profit from their children is not as uncommon as it ought to be, and the ignorance of racism still muddies every culture on earth. Huckleberry Finn is truly a timeless masterpiece
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Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers — from Sherwood Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner to J.D. Salinger -- Huckleberry Finn, like the river which flows through its pages, is one of the great sources which nourished and still nourishes the literature of America.
Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.
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