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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain Library)

By Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain Library)

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This book is linked with the post “Book Review: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn”.

Tags: classic, finn, huckleberry, twain

Started reading:
4th January 2008
Finished reading:
24th January 2008

Review

Rating: 7

Review of Huckleberry Finn

As I begin writing this post, I don’t feel entirely adequate to review such a classic piece of American literature. Mark Twain was a brilliant man in many ways and his insight into the human condition is most astounding. The book is known to be one of the first to be written in the language of it is a kind of deep south dialect, and from the fist person view of Huck himself. This can make it terribly hard to follow and slowed my reading down considerably; it also has had a minor impact on the way I personally speak. I have found myself adding some of Huck’s colloquialisms to my own vocabulary, Bye and bye I suppose they will disappear but until then I enjoy using them.

The only other disadvantage I suffered by reading this book what the number of imitators I have experienced. Much of the comic effect was lost because many of what were original ideas have been reused so many times that they have almost become cliché. I do, however, greatly enjoy discovering where those clichés originated and I feel I have a greater insight into American literature as a whole for having read this book.