Sunday, December 28, 2008

literary surprises

Sometimes I'm surprised when books that are hailed as being great actually are good reads. Right now I'm reading The Color Purple and am really into it! I'm also reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and like it too. Actually, Huck is a little harder to read because the dialect switches. And for some reason I was under the impression that Huck was black for a good 50 pages until someone told me he wasn't. I obviously never read Tom Sawyer but I thought part of the story of their friendship was that they were different colors back in those days. Goes to show ya what I know.

1 comment:

kat said...

It reminds me of college.. Huck Finn was part of our 3rd year program. I remember finding it hard too (for the same reasons) but kind of revolutionary for Twain's times.
It's good to get to read classics sometimes.