Customer Reviews


5 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who says it's not possible to be funny when you're angry?
The Bible According to Mark Twain gathers together a group of writings by the famous author that were either published years ago or not at all. The writings all deal with Mark Twain's intense study and understanding of the Bible. The book begins with some humorous ideas of what Adam's and Eve's diaries may have looked like during their first days together and then later...
Published on 27 April 1998

versus
1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overservice
A quite interesting book.
Not so interesting that I had to receive 4 (FOUR) copies of it!
Doesn't anybody do some sort of checking on their deliveries at Amazon?
Published on 14 Feb. 2009 by Fioravanti Pietro


Most Helpful First | Newest First

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who says it's not possible to be funny when you're angry?, 27 April 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood (Paperback)
The Bible According to Mark Twain gathers together a group of writings by the famous author that were either published years ago or not at all. The writings all deal with Mark Twain's intense study and understanding of the Bible. The book begins with some humorous ideas of what Adam's and Eve's diaries may have looked like during their first days together and then later after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Twain is unable to comprehend how they could be punished for doing something bad (eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge) when they still had no conception of good and bad until they ate the apple. Later works detail some thoughts on Noah and the flood and the importance of flies. It was important to preserve the disease carriers. When Twain takes a walk through Heaven you discover halos, harps, and wings are just for show. And finally he finishes up with a scathing attack on the stupidity of mankind, pointing out that statements like, Thou Shall Not Kill, and committing genocide do not go together. Or how could man conceive of a Heaven as Heaven and leave out sexual intercourse? If sanity is dangerous to your health, don't read this book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without any doubt this book belongs on everyone's bookshelf., 8 Feb. 1996
By A Customer
Marvelous. Compelling. Funny. (How rare to review a new work by Mark Twain!) This book is rare, old scotch with just enough ice. It's a fine, black Connecticut cigar. It's a wide tie with a brave picture on it. It's a moonlit sail on the seas of time, and the distant rasping, drawling voice of God, winking at the human race through his prophet Samuel.

Get it. Read it a little at a time. Hope like hell somebody finds some more papers out there in California that nobody has had the chance at, and that the small minded are at lunch and the office boy leaves them in the outbox and they, too, come to print while yet we live.

No one can possibly get past the mythic Mark Twain to a deeper understanding of the great writer and his later passions without a thorough reading of the Eden stories, and an enjoyment of his darker humor. As an anthology, this book is a delight. But this work includes previously unpublished writings, and so it must be in any Twain lover's library. The author of this book is Clemens himself. The editors have, with appropriate reverence and irreverence, expanded the horizons of our understanding.

Hoorays and war-whoops all round.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Bible-thumper should read this book!, 12 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood (Paperback)
Anybody looking for a way to deflate the self-righteous, Bible-thumping, polyester-wearing right-wing nuts of our day ought to give them a copy of this book. Not only does this book show how ridiculous the Bible is, it does it in a very comical inoffensive (if you have an open mind it's inoffensive) way. A book every thinking person will love!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 19 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood (Paperback)
Good value, entertaining book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overservice, 14 Feb. 2009
By 
This review is from: The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood (Paperback)
A quite interesting book.
Not so interesting that I had to receive 4 (FOUR) copies of it!
Doesn't anybody do some sort of checking on their deliveries at Amazon?
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood
The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood by McCullou Baetzhold (Paperback - 23 Dec. 1996)
£8.42
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews