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Nigella
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Post by Nigella » 10 Jan 2011, 08:50

Loved this book, have read it twice now. It's one of those books that I find hard to close once opened.

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Post by Kaharris » 16 Feb 2011, 23:48

If Twain were alive today he'd be pleased that his book still had to power
to "offend". Especially in light of the latest attempt to bowdlerize his text.
We Americans are still grappling with the results of a system that legalized
the buying and selling of fellow humans, and Twain shows us the cruelties
and absurdities that result when immoral behavior is given legal sanction.
Huck Finn condemns himself as a criminal for helping his friend, a slave,
who is actually a free man. Twain is merciless at showing the folly and
hypocrisy of human behavior that is nakedly self serving while pretending
to be otherwise. We need a Twain today today to deal with rise of giant
corporations that legally masquerade as people without any of the human
obligations that go with making a decent society What could he have done
with an Enron or a Bernie Madoff?

RomanPower
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Post by RomanPower » 04 Mar 2011, 10:53

It must be about 25 years ago that i read this at school. I'd forgotten about it. Would love to give it another look, will put it on the list :)

Timpane
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Post by Timpane » 08 Apr 2011, 12:04

This is my very first book; my auntie provided me this publication as a Christmas present. This is a pleasant publication for youngsters to read.

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Post by Margarita » 23 May 2011, 19:40

talk about one of the classics... glad to see so many ppl like it

hartmanr1
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Post by hartmanr1 » 14 Oct 2012, 10:50

MORAL LESSONS embedded in a great novel

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NickMatocho
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Post by NickMatocho » 13 Nov 2012, 02:21

Best book I was made to read in high school.

vijaykumarA
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Post by vijaykumarA » 18 Mar 2013, 23:52

Great book. It's very nice to read.

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Jupie
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Post by Jupie » 22 Mar 2013, 08:50

I loved reading this book at university. It's one of the more enjoyable bits of literature. You couldn't help but fall in love with Jim..brilliant.

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Post by Eggroll » 26 Mar 2013, 14:55

Huck Finn is an example why literature can't be considered "timeless". The way people speak, and writing styles, change over time. I didn't like it.
“I lit a cigarette that tasted like a plumber’s handkerchief” - Raymond Chandler

vijaykumarA
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Post by vijaykumarA » 27 Mar 2013, 00:59

This book is very nice and interesting.

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Post by aloeindica » 17 May 2013, 01:03

my ever reading best book.

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brina_grace
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Post by brina_grace » 24 Jun 2013, 23:43

i read this book in school and everyone loved it! It is such a great book!

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heatherprzybyla
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Post by heatherprzybyla » 01 Sep 2013, 13:33

It has been quite some time since I've read this book, but definitely remember it. It is such a classic and everyone should experience it at least once.

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stoppoppingtheP
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Post by stoppoppingtheP » 28 May 2014, 09:10

I don't think I've actually read this. I have watched the movie when I was younger though, I did enjoy it.

“there have been so many times
i have seen a man wanting to weep
but
instead
beat his heart until it was unconscious.

-masculine”


― Nayyirah Waheed

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