The Autobiography of Mark Twain (or, the briefest review I’ll ever write)

AMT.jpgTwain, Mark.

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith

Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. Audio.

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Some months back I procured an audio copy of volume 1 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain. I had seen various bloggers sing its praises and I wanted to get into something outside of theological/biblical studies, so I gave it a shot. It was the most boring however many hours of my life that I can recall in my thirty-plus years on this planet. I don’t want to blame the narrator because he was just reading what was written (in one of the most monotone ways possible), but that Twain was a real dud. Aside from a couple of humorous quips I found myself dying a little bit inside with every minute that I listened. I can only imagine how horrible it would have been to read the book! My recommendation is not to waste your time. Get a Yanni or Enya CD or something. They’ll be much better.

B”H

8 thoughts on “The Autobiography of Mark Twain (or, the briefest review I’ll ever write)

  1. Nick, thanks for the laugh, funniest thing I have read all month! Try reading “Bonhoefer: Pastor, Matyr, Prophet, Spy” I’ve had it for a good while now but just started reading it, very good so far.

  2. Kevin: I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m sure you can use a little after after having to give away so may books. I can imagine that you died a little bit inside with volume that left your room.

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