Ryan Kaminski Kaminski itibaren 06920 Aliefe Köyü/Nallıhan/Ankara, Türkiye
Some good gossip. Nothing genius in the writing.
Interestingly enough, John Seeyle, who wrote the introduction to this edition, says, The Adventrues of Huckleberry Finn is one of those books everyone knows, even if everyone has not read it." And I realized this is so true. This is one of those books that when I picked it up, I was not sure if I had read it. (Sometimes I do forget that I have read books.) While reading it, I parts of it were definitely familiar; I had either read excerpts of the book at some point, or I had started it and just not finished it. But, I definitely had not read the whole book. However, if you had asked me earlier, I might have said that I had read the book, just because it is one of those books (along with the Bible, Don Quixote, and Hamlet, according to Seeyle, and I would probably add To Kill a Mockingbird and A Christmas Carol) that seems to be part of the American consciousness. Personally, the book does seem to have some flaws. The pacing seems kind of episodic, and the whole book is written in dialect (by a character who would never actually write a book) that is not really consistent. (And Twain did start the book, and then stop for a number of years, and then finish it much later, which might explain some of the episodic feel of the book.) But, why I appreciate the book is that is does reflect Missouri life in the mid-19th century. It also is about a boy and his adventures, and who doesn't like to go back and imagine the grand adventures of childhood? And it deals with morality, and its always good to think about what we really value, and why. Overall, go read it, because you probably think you have anyway.