Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review: Redemption by Andrew Joyce

Title: Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
Author: Andrew Joyce
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Self-published
Publish Date: August 18, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a fiction fan.
  • You always wanted to know about what happened to Tom and Huck.
What's the Story?:

From "Three men come together in the town of Redemption Colorado, each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife’s death, Tom Sawyer does not want to live anymore; he has come to die. The third man, the Laramie Kid, a killer Huck and Tom befriended years earlier has come to kill a man. For these three men Death is a constant companion. For these three men it is their last chance for redemption."

My Two Cents:

"Redemption" is the story of two of Mark Twain's most famous characters, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. In this book, Tom and Huck have grown up but adventure still seems to keep finding them in many different forms. If you have ever wondered what happened to those two boys after their adventures on the Mississippi River, this book is a worthy look at where their stories may have gone after Twain's stories ended.

I loved both Tom and Huck in this book. Because they are familiar characters, you are already invested in their story off the bat. Although they are grown up in this book, there is still that sense of adventure that you had in Twain's books. As America is growing, Tom and Huck's new adventures take them much further than before. They fight in the Civil War. They go to Colorado. Tom even goes to Hawaii. Huck does time as a sheriff in a Wild West town. There is a lot of adventure packed into this book.

For the most part, the book is told from the perspective of Huck, which I really liked because it really allows you to see how he's really feeling about what is going on. There are a couple places where the narration changes from first to third person that gets a little bit confusing but overall, I really enjoyed this story and it is a good fit into the story that Twain has already told. 



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