Haha. I realized for the first time in awhile, I didn’t have a “happy!” to share, so figured it’s almost Friday. For some people that is reason enough for celebration. For me, it’s also reason for celebration as Dave & his lovely amazing wife Shannon are coming to town. If you’ve missed it the couple of times we’ve said it, Dave lives 8 hours away. So, most of our communication about this blog happens over facebook and text messages.
I read Tom Sawyer this time. The only author that listed Tom Sawyer in her top ten was Annie Proulx.
I think I would have liked Tom Sawyer better if I had read it first, but Huckleberry Finn is so much better!
Tom Sawyer is in third person narration, Huck is in first. I always have preferred first, one of my favorite Stephen King books is a first narration one. I also find I get more absorbed in a story if there is first person narration.
Tom Sawyer is too scattered. He’s here! He’s there! He’s everywhere! There isn’t much cohesion with Tom Sawyer. There are a couple of plots that run the whole way through, like he always likes/loves Becky Thatcher. He and Huck are always friends. And he and Huck can count on one another to be there to help each other with the stupid things they do.
And, Huck, I think most people _like_ him. With Tom Sawyer, it’s a bit harder to pin down whether you like him or not. On the one hand, he _is_ funny (see my entry on Huck Finn for an example of this). On the other hand, he can be quite obnoxious. but then he also can be quite contrite (see what I did there?) and loving.
I did like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A lot. However, I wish I hadn’t read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn first, because I would have enjoyed it more.
(Short entry, I know. Have extenuating circumstances. One of which is my dog sitting a foot away from me, licking her chops and whimpering, then repeating and never taking her eyes off of me. Which is not the most pleasant thing to try to write while having happen).