Book Review4 out of 5 stars for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a classic novel written in 1876 by Mark Twain Another book where there are likely tons of reviews, each covering the plot, summary, characters, writing and themes I ll try not to do that, but instead a few quick hits on what made me like this one so much An author s job is difficult You undoubtedly have hundreds of ideas and images swimming around inside your head You may want to try to correct a wrong in society You could be highlighting all the things that people should be aware of It might be an opportunity to share a dream or wild imagination with readers Mark Twain is all of those things tied together with a big, beautiful bow He understands how to write He knows how people read He doesn t care about either enough to worry what he does in his novels And I don t mean that in a critical or accusatory way I mean that it all just pours out of him regardless of his audience, as he just naturally builds a wonderful story full of memories With a setting like the Mississippi River, characters like Tom and Huck, messages like how do you grow up to be a good man threaded throughout the story, it couldn t possibly fail I m not even covering the themes around slavery and freedom, men and women, skin color, age, relationships it s purely a theory on how to live your life so that you know what to expect, when to expect it and how to react So much I could say but the best I could leave you with is this is the kinda book everyone needs to read as we will all take something very different from it Sometimes we will be angry that Twain didn t do enough, considering how brilliant he was, to help support the causes going on at the time he wrote this Others praise him for shining a light on what was happening It s controversial, diverse and thought provoking That s why to read it to engage in a discourse where you can feel free to share your opinion and understand every else s feelings, tooAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by. My all time favorite work of fiction I usually read this every summer.As a fourth grader I read this book and took it very seriously It was my dream to build a raft and go adventuring Actually I did build the raft, but there was not enough water in the creek.My other great ambition was to come marching into my own funeral I still think that would be fun When I read about Tom taking a licking for Becky Thatcher in school and sharing his cake with her in the cave, I thought that was incredibly chivalrous and how things ought to be Because I read this book when I was young before I understood much of the humor, I think it shaped the way I think in many ways.As an adult, I have re read this book several times and love its timeless humor The descriptions of a little kid at church are totally relevant today I have learned that this book is primarily a light hearted book written about children, but for adults. An Adventure Story For Children, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Is A Fun Filled Book That Shows Life Along The Mississippi River In The S Written By Mark Twain, The Book Shows Masterfully Done Satire, Racism, Childhood, And The Importance Of Loyalty And Courage No Matter The Cost Update All we need now is a lost manuscript by Twain to be found by some lawyer with the story being about an adult Tom Sawyer and this book being the one the editor forced Twain to write I know you are probably thinking that is taking Harper Lee s Go Set a Watchman to far, but what if that was just the beginning of a new initiative from publishers It could be the latest fashion now no one is interested in vampires any What happened to Tom after he grew up was asked in a review by a friend Thinking back on the times, his character and the author, I ve come up with three possible ideas.1 He became a bank manager and magistrate in a very small town He married Becky and both put on a lot of weight They had no children but three yappy toy spaniels whom they doted on Mas Thomas Sawyer allowed no leeway with naughty boys and the cane was much in use.2 Tom with Huck and Jim found a treasure trove and were given a big reward Aunt Polly invested it until Tom was 21 Tom, Huck and Jim bought a steamboat together, converted it into a casino and plyed the Mississipi offering Black Jack and Jack Daniels at every stop.3 At 18, Tom ran away to New Orleans and took up with a beautiful Creole woman with pale coffee skin and became a preacher in a loudly charismatic church He and his wife had a whole brood of multi coloured kids whom they named for the virtues, Abstinence, Doughty, Chastity, Patience, Industrious and Worship In later life he met Marie Laveau and went to the dark side, a confirmed believer in Voodoo.Or My coworker and my boyfriend made fun of me when I was reading this because apparently it s written for children and they both read it when younger I have nothing to say in my defense, I didn t know I don t know most things if that isn t obvious by now On a related note I probably would have enjoyed this when younger It wasn t bad, it was okay but I wasn t really itching to keep reading it and didn t have that usual urge that I get when reading a really enjoyable book to give up even going to the bathroom in favor of continuing to read I did really enjoy at the end though when Huck runs away and then Tom finds him and Huck talks about how he s just not cut out for being rich and polite society like same Huck Tom tricking people into painting the fence for him was also A Anyway now I can pretend to be somewhat cultured since I finally read some Mark Twain which is what clearly matters the most here. Despite knowing this story front and back, it was nice to finally read the unabridged words of one of America s finest storytellers The scene with Tom lost in the cave is notably incredible, but Twain s folksy prose is a delight throughout I m not as familiar with the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Can t wait to start that one soon The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark TwainThomas Tom Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876 He appears in three other novels by Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1884 , Tom Sawyer Abroad 1894 , and Tom Sawyer, Detective 1896 1981 52 1354 36 19 1373 158 9643050696 1380 1388 118 1395 176 9786008098119 1386 272 9789646651852 1377 167 1395 456 9786008388159 160 410 322 311 120 71 212 238 32 Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain The above quote comes straight from the preface of the book and I really cannot add anything else to it I would not dare to add anything to what was said by the undisputed and best known worldwide classic of USA literature For people that have been living under a rock and thus have no idea what the book is about I will give a very brief description of the plot it is about a life of a young boy in early ninetieth century who lived in Missouri in a small town on Mississippi river.I lost count of the number of times I read this book when I was a young boy, but I have not touched the book since I was afraid my rereading of it as an adult would not be as good I was almost right this time the novel was not that good by a tiny little degree I did find some author s thoughts and passages I missed when I was a kid and most of the scenes were almost as good as I remember them I challenge anybody to read the whole scene of famous whitewashing of Aunt Polly s fence, or one of her cat and pain killer and keep a serious face without any attempts at smiling at least Had this been my first read ever I would have given it 4.5 stars, but with all of my happy childhood memories this classic gets undisputed highest rating. So, my daughter just started reading Tom Sawyer for the very first time, and I am jealous of her First of all, she can read it in original, while I read it in translation as a child Second, I wish I could still have that immediate, surprised response to the silly situations About every five minutes, she comes into my room, reading out loud some funny quotes, making the scenes come alive in my memory again The fight between the two boys threatening with their fake big brothers, followed by the famous selling of the honour to take over Tom s Saturday chore the fence white washing, and so on, and so on All that humorous content is being quoted in a voice broken by giggles Her favourite new expression is the terms of the next disagreement agreed upon , as used in the context of the deadly serious war games that Tom Sawyer engages in She s completely mesmerised, and she hasn t even got to the scary parts yet, or to the budding love affair.There is magic in a children s classic that can make mothers and daughters laugh together at the silliness of naughty boys, and at the fact that very little has changed in the dynamics of childhood friendships, despite the time that has passed since the novel was written.It has just the right mix of exotic, historical appeal and universal human behaviour to make a perfect introduction into world literature. The adventures of naughty little boy, Tom Sawyer and his friends.You won t believe it wrote 150 years ago,as Mark Twain s procedure is simple and fluid He do not show off with language techniques or dictionary s vocabulary just adventures and events, no silly metaphors an enjoyable novel that i have read at one session On starting reading Huckleberry Finn , I knew that it was the second part of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , so I went back to the first part, since I have a spare time 150.
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