[DWJ] Classic books

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Nov 4 03:30:49 EST 2009

On Nov 4, 2009, at 12:33 AM, Jane Scarlett wrote:

>> I disliked _Huckleberry Finn_ intensely when I read it, mostly  
>> because of
>> the slavery thing and the way Jim is treated as a consequence.
> I haven't read this, but read Uncle Tom's Cabin about a year ago,  
> and it was
> a real struggle.  Fascinating to see how much attitudes have changed,
> because I found it horribly patronising, characters mostly  
> unbelievable,
> dreadful plot, mawkish sentiment.  Hard to reconcile the book with the
> impact it had at the time.  Has anyone else read it?

I have.  And I admit I cried, because almost anything can make me cry,
although I can still resent the fact I was made to cry.

I read it once in 1973 and don't, mercifully, remember it very well.


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planet bound.

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