Friday, November 12, 2010

Mark Twain Redux


A review is linked above. Apparently, the official release date is November 30 -- Twain's 175th birthday -- which may be why the reviews have taken so long on this one (I thought it was maybe because the author was dead).

8 comments:

  1. I was surprised I got my copy so soon. I remember the official release date being Nov. 30. We almost share the same birthday.

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  2. It's available now here as well.

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  3. And Huckleberry Finn turns 125:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-mark-twain-20101114,0,5921342.story

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  4. I would really love to start the new year by reading the Twain book with everyone; can it be deemed history? It certainly is historic.

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  5. I think the book is in the spirit of this place and many of us already have it. Might take a year long commitment to read it, though -- it's LONG and this is only volume 1.

    If you do read it, we can always set up a page for your thoughts/comments where others can join in if they decide to also read it.

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  6. And ... it's a best seller!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/books/20twain.html

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  7. Yardley is fast becoming my favorite reviewer:

    Reading the "Autobiography of Mark Twain" too often is like being trapped in a locked room with a garrulous old coot (Twain turned 70 just before these dictations began) who loves the sound of his own voice and hasn't the slightest inclination to turn it off.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/19/AR2010111906788.html

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  8. Rather sad to see Twain get bumped by Dubya in the Amazon Top 100.

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