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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapters 01 to 05 Paperback – July 6, 2010
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I found the first five chapters of Huck Finn to be a very very very good beginning to what will turn out to an excellent book. A lot of writers could learn a thing or two about how to start a book by looking at this book in cross section as it is provided for free. Twain's pacing, combined with his penchant for the narrative (he humorously explains this is a narrative and not a novel with a plot) is what makes this special. Also, Twain explains at the onset that he uses multiple different native dialects, which add to the flavor.
Basically, Huck Finn (the book) hits the ground running with some information regarding Huck's home life, an outing with Tom & Huck sneaking by a sleeping Jim, then followed by the beginning of Tom's gang of robbers (including unforgettable moments like being "ransomed to death."), then followed the appearance of Huck's good-for-nothing father. Each of these subjects were treated seperately, which in some ways changes the flow of the novel, but this is part of Twain's style, which is basically a free flowing narrative, or a collection of short stories in order, without accounting for every last minute.
Overall a great start to the book, and a nice little treat for literature starved readers.
It may be difficult for non-southerners to read, there are many slang words and it's mostly southern english.
This was also a funny book.... laughed my head off.
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Great books! I have read this American Classic many times and still enjoy reading it. Great Read!Published 21 months ago by Ernest King
It's alright. Not the best, not the worst I've ever read. Not finished yet though. Hopefully it will pick up.Published on August 17, 2013 by RB
It's a good book. Reading it with my 6th grader for shared experience and to offer ideas for his readi g journalPublished on March 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed Mark Twain as a child, and I still do. Huck Finn is always enjoyable reading and great for relaxing.Published on January 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer