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This review is from: The Innocents Abroad (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
I find it hard to believe I read the same book as the other reviewers! My book group chose this one and for the first time ever, not one of us managed to finish the book. The problem is that everything is one-note and indigestible (very wordy indeed) and the odd humorous comment (usually the same joke - foreigners are stupid) doesn't make up for this. Interesting at a pinch to see what things were like in the 1860s but don't expect to feel any empathy or to get under the skin of the travelling experience.
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Initial post: 14 Jun 2009 09:30:39 BDT
A. St. James says:
Probably the problem is with you and your bookclub, since this book is a classic that thousands of people all over the world have enjoyed and continue to do so. I'd venture to say that neither your nor the members of your bookclub can digest this sort of book and should in future refrain from doing so--but to give Mark Twain 2 stars, seriously!
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 12:20:21 GMT
best stick to the chick lit then and leave the classics to those who appreciate them.
Posted on 9 Apr 2013 19:35:25 BDT
Mike Heron says:
Don't bother with Twain. There are plenty of authors to suit you. Try Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown or Enid Blyton.
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