The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Classics)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain, Guy Cardwell, John Seelye I have mixed feelings about Huck Finn. I think Mark Twain is a master of dialect and comedy in literature, but reading the dialect gave me a headache. It took me months to get through this book because I could only read a few pages at a time before becoming tired. I know some people read this book when they're in elementary school or middle school, and honestly, I feel sorry for those kids. If you can avoid this book, I suggest you do it. If the dialect wasn't so heavy, I could've enjoyed the book.The beginning starts off slow. In fact, there's not much of a plot at all. A lot of the same themes repeat--lies and their consequences. It's driven more by random events rather than action. Some of the scenes are dragged out. I don't see how Huck Finn is acclaimed as a great book. In my opinion, it's not Twain's best work. I prefer Puddn'head Wilson because it has a more defined plot.I only enjoyed the comedy aspect of the book, especially with the duke and king and with the ending. I'm not sure it was worth it to read this book, but at least now, maybe people will think I'm educated because I read an classic. This is one classic that should be praised and not read, just like how Mark Twain claimed a classic was handled.