Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn IV

"The only bummer is that he's sort of a follower to Tom Sawyer. It's like c'mon Huckleberry, you're bigger and stronger. Step up and lead bro."


"Meh... Cloudsplitter is still better..."


"I have made it a life goal to never read this book. That's how much I loathe its existence.
The end."


"I might not recommend it to others since I disagree with Twain’s display of Huck’s rejection of God by adding to the story that he chose to 'go to hell' instead of praying to God and doing the right thing. Twain’s humorous account of incidents kept me reading, but I was overall dissatisfied with Huck’s moral standards. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn encourages rebellion and godlessness."


"Before Twain there were some great American writers, but none of them wrote fiction. No work of American literature during that time really captured what the American spirit was, so Twain wrote a book about freedom and independence. He wrote the novel during the Guilded Age, when America was getting its first taste of materialism"


"I think learning about how twain would write a book every time he started to lose profits so he could stay afloat in society kinda made me lose interest in his novels."


"This book caused me to realize I can't stand a book that is written entirely in poor grammar. I did not find this book to be the comical novel of hyperbole that my classmates did; instead, I found it utterly annoying. I will not be reading any other books by Twain anytime soon."


"I believe reading is about relaxing and not straining your mind to understand what's going on."


"Okay, I get how Mark Twain was a visionary, he was the first to write the way how people talked in real life and henceforth he forever changed the way literature was written. Now having said this, (on a personal view) l find it incredibly annoying to read words that are misspelled or grammatically incorrect. I found myself unable to get into a proper rhythm with the book because I was reading and re-reading the characters incomprehensible Southern dialect."


"Supposedly a satire, though probably pegged as such due to a general refusal of fact that Samuel Clements actually took the time to write a book about nothing."


"I am too much of a grammar freak to enjoy this book"


"Sentences such as 'You shove right in dah jist a few steps, Mars Jawge;dah's whah dey is. I's seed 'm befo'; I don't k'yre to see'em no mo'' (Twain, 110-111) might have reflected the speaking style of the time period, frankly, times have changed ... shackled by the utterly outdated writing style employed by this book. This is one book that has definitely not passed the test of time"

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