Title: Adventures of Huck Finn, The
Authors: Twain, Mark
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 370
Year: 1884
Language: English
Description: This great American novel is far more than a children's book. On individuality and values, conformity and escape.

Comments from Groups:

Loved the book - didn't really see it as a children's book. Felt it was rather like Dickens in giving a picture of the times. Huck was a great character whose conscience always gets the better of him. Auckland 016

A stunning observation of post-slavery southern America. Hamilton 036

Most found the language hard work. Took a lot to get into the story. A good unusual read. Pukekohe 002

Nice revisit of an older book. All enjoyed it and could see more clearly the social comments/issues it portrayed than on first reading as children. Mangaweka 001

Categories: Fiction, Classic, Cross-over, USA


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By: TEKUIT 002 2020-04-03 15:40:09
Most members too busy to read, but those of us who did enjoyed it.

By: WGTN 001 2020-04-03 15:36:40
Several of us really enjoyed renewing acquaintance with Huck Finn, though some found the ending hackneyed, and/or had trouble with the dialects. I was very glad to reread it .

By: NAP 003 2020-04-03 15:34:25
Not everyone enjoyed Huck - 2 didn't finish him. Interesting - the 9 at the meeting had all got a lot more out of it than when read as a 12 year old.

By: CHCH 099 2020-04-03 15:33:03
We found this full of interest. At first some members were not so keen to read it, but at the end found far more to discuss than they had imagined.

By: OWAKA 001 2020-04-03 15:27:17
Discussion was good and detailed, but the one member who really loved it wasn't there, so couldn't give her reasons. We enjoyed the humour to a degree, but felt the cruelty the boys showed to Jim was more to make a point than showing Huck's character or the plot. And the passages with the duke and king were gratuitously long.

By: DUNED 044 2020-04-03 15:24:08
Most people enjoyed the book, but the long introduction not liked. The ending was too 'tidy' and Tom Sawyer was irritating in this story. For many it brought back childhood memories of this book.

By: WHAKA 009 2020-04-03 15:21:24
A wonderful read - readers found some parts ponderous ( the setting free of Jim), but all agreed that as a book written 120 years ago it's pretty amazing. A picture of the life and times.

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