I’m listening to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as an audio book. I think this is a story that is extraordinarily entertaining “told” rather than “read.”
I’m not reading critically, trying to understand the satire, etc. but I am entertained by Huck’s wisdom.
For example: (from Google books)
“She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I would get it. But it warn’t so. I tried it. Once I got a fish-line but no hooks. It warn’t any good to me without hooks. I tried for the hooks three or four times, but somehow I couldn’t make it work…. [Miss Watson] told me what she meant – I must help other people, and do everything I could for other people, and look out for them all the time, and never think about myself. This was including Miss Watson, as I took it. I went out in the woods a long time, but I couldn’t see no advantage about it – except for the other people; so at last I reckoned I wouldn’t worry about it any more, but just let it go.”
Huck is a pretty practical guy.
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