2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
All the rest of them rebel rivers,
This review is from: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics) (Mass Market Paperback)
Far from being 'just' a children's story, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a contender for the Great American Novel, along with Moby-Dick and On the Road. The extraordinary lyricism of Twain's writing, which flows along like the Mississippi itself, provides the perfect vessel for this genuinely haunting meditation on freedom and humanity.
Forget any TV/film version you've seen, the book is a must-read for the author's incredible use of language alone. It also happens to be a fantastic, thrilling, funny and sad adventure story at the same time.
Like all truly great art, it works on countless levels. I cannot recommend it highly enough.