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Tom Sawyer Abroad (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Book 3) Kindle Edition
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'Tom Sawyer Abroad' has come under much criticism over the years, principally for its failure to follow coherently in the footsteps of the two earlier Tom and Huck novels. However, once the reader accepts that this is definitely NOT 'Huckleberry Finn II', then there is much to enjoy here. Much of the novel involves tangled debates amongst the three lead characters on subjects as diverse as whether or not The Earth is flat and why the flea is the fastest animal on the planet. The sharp, absurd dialogue reminded me of the great Groucho-Chico exchanges in the best of the Marx Brothers movies. Amid the froth, there are also some very perceptive (and still) pertinent observations. For example, an attack upon newspapers notes how they "fetches you the troubles of everybody all over the world, and keeps you downhearted and dismal most all the time."
To conclude, 'Tom Sawyer Abroad' is (by virtue of its rather contrived set-up and disjointed structure) no masterpiece. However, it is a diverting adventure that allows the reader to spend some more time with some beloved characters in a truly fresh context. Nay-sayers would pan it as they would pan a Jane Austen meets H.G. Wells hybrid. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this Twain-meets-Verne story for what it is... a true flight of fancy.
Barty's score: 7/10
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