Friday, February 15, 2008

Book Reviews 101

Newsflash- Little Brother has returned into the city's boundaries as I speak. Expect possible minor delays in reporting in the coming week. Since I did not have orchestra today, I reaped the benefits of Intramurals, getting on the first shuttle. Unfortunately, we did not win because we were one point down and our clock was cut 26 seconds short. Yes, it matters, John.
Here are my two cents on two books:

Wheelock's Latin.
Fredric M Wheelock
Scholars have saluted this book the language book of the century. This would be perfect if you want to look bourgeois-smart, but as the book lacks colored pictures and a good story line, it is rather a textbook from 1956. (*)(*)(1/2)( )( )

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Samuel L Clemens (Mark Twain)
Is this really a children's novel? It was at one time. A very compelling story, full of symbolism, irony and hypocrisies at every turn of the page. However, I do believe that the Norton edition is way different than what I read in the typical edition. An entertaining novel if you want it to be, a 1000 page dissertation if you want to put it that was. It's a versatile book. (*)(*)(*)(*)( )

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