My favourite book of 2011

I’ve just finished reading Huckleberry Finn and I was surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed it. I read it more out of a sense of duty because I knew it was a classic and

it was the choice for a mini-book club I’ve got going with a friend. I expected it to be a pleasant read, probably over-long and dated. However it’s made me laugh out loud probably more than any book I’ve ever read.

I know there’s a lot of debate about the use of the word “nigger”, which is very liberally sprayed around in the book, but I see it as being of its time and I definitely don’t agree with the versions which have censored it out.

I now definitely plan to look up both Tom Sawyer and a Twain biography. I’ve already downloaded a free book of his life on the Mississippi to my Kindle!

About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.
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