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Definitely worth the read - a wonderful classical book!
am 9. Juli 2013
I have just finished this book and definitely consider it as one of my best readings ever. Of course, I knew some of the Tom Sawyer / Huck Finn content before, but I never read the book before on the whole.
For me, there really is no question why this writing is a true American classic; since it does not only provide a vital and funny adventure story (I had to laugh several times, the irony is splendid), but also enables a profound insight into the institution of slavery and people's lives during this time.
Tom Sawyer is an extremely funny story and depicts a childhood, which everybody would like to remember to. Huck Finn reads as a thrilling adventure story, although I find it has A FEW lengths (e. g. when he gets involved in the feud). I really liked the fact that "Mark Twain" did relate the two storys to each other, so they hardly could be read isolated (in my opinion). At least I would not recommend to read only one of them.
A major critical point for me was that Tom Sawyer reappears at the end of Huck Finn: despite that this part was absolutely amusing, I found that Tom Sawyer does not really fit into Huck Finn's story. Until this point, Huckleberry Finn seemed to progress and alter, now they seem like kids again. I did not really get the point of this - was it just to round the narrative?
When it comes to the writing style / vocabulary, for me as a native German speaker (although I study English) it was not always easy to find out some word's meaning due to the fact that it's often outdated vocabulary.
Nevertheless, that does not touch on this great reading experience.
Five stars for this great work! And hard to believe that this one is sold for a few euros...
Concerning the quality of the printing, I cannot say that its poor quality. I have paid much more for other books that do not have higher quality that this edition, so, nothing to moan about here.