Other People’s Adventures

October 5, 2014

huck finn book cover

Today, I am enjoying this guy’s.

I had either not read this book in high school, or cobbled together my best understanding of it through Cliff Notes in order to pass the test or write the paper or whatever (I think the former). In any case, I know nothing of the story, except the barest of cultural references.

Peter’s reading it for his American Lit class, so I decided I’d read it too.  So glad this is the way I decided to spend a Sunday. Have spent the day with a faint smile on my face, appreciating the wit and social commentary of Samuel Clemens. When not snoozing.

In a lecture on the book’s moral themes, Mark Twain said: “A sound heart is a surer guide than an ill-trained conscience.”  Going on to say: “…a book of mine where a sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat”.

Interesting. I shall read on….

One Response to “Other People’s Adventures”

  1. re-read it not too long ago in our bookgroup. already can’t remember too much but liked it somewhat better than in high school

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