Last year I read one book a month. I’m sharing those books here. This is a post from my old blog:
I don’t know why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was so difficult to get into. Perhaps I needed to get used to a story without good ol’ Tom Sawyer (who does make an appearance later in the book). I did say that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does have a lot of the n-word floating around. Well… This book does it even more. The story is about Tom helping a runaway slave Jim. He doesn’t call Jim anything but the n-word (so disturbing).
Huck’s father has heard of his son’s good fortune. So he forcibly takes his son and locks him in a cabin. I’m not certain if Huck’s Pap is a drunk, psychotic or both. Whichever one of them it is, he becomes violent and Huck starts to fear for his life. He fakes his own death, escapes and meets up with runaway slave Jim. Jim is trying to make his way to a free state where he will buy back his families freedom. That’s when the adventure really begins.
Like I said before, it was difficult to get into. But once I got into, I really enjoyed it. Give it a try, let me know what you think