Would I read more of Mark Twain’s literary works? With their sense of humor, enjoyable descriptions, funny exaggerations, etc. would I wish to continue reading some of his works? I hope it is obvious, by now, of which my answer would be.
It is, of course, yes. As we know already, I love reading. Reading is amazing. One of favorite and probably my best pastime. I also love comedy. And reading it, gives me a chance to use my imagination and make it even more hilarious. Thus, this is what I did with Twain’s stories I read this week.
Having previously read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I knew a bit of Twain’s writing style. However, being older and understanding a bit more of literary works, I found Mark Twain’s Sketches New and Old a bit more funny and enjoyable. I was laughing after every page.
My favorite sketch was of Twain himself. At age thirteen, he was told he was in charge of a newspaper for a day. He changed everything — adding humor. It is an enjoyable story. He continues on with such humor and makes all of his works enjoyable.
However, being introduced to Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight! I found myself enjoying his, Twain’s, stories more. It almost seems as if Twain’s works were to be read to an audience, instead of read by a reader. However, I will take either way. As long as I read/listen more of Mark Twain, I know I will be entertained.