Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

I read Tom Sawyer last week. The last time I read the book was at least 30 years ago. I think we can make an argument that Twain's classic is the original "guy" book. Just think about what Twain covers in a relatively short book.

  • Rebellion and disobedience

  • Adventure travel

  • A girl you can't live without

  • Pirates!

  • Murder

  • Friendship

I could continue, but I've made my point. Twain essentially provided the blueprint for every "guy" book that would follow.

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