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Sunday, 27 September 2020

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Book Retrospect


Introduction :

Book Name: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author : Mark Twain

Genre : Fiction / Classic / 

The Characters : Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Sidney Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Joe Harper and others.

The Setting :  The story involves the childhood days and adventures of Tom Sawyer, an orphan, living with his Aunt Polly and cousins on the banks of the Mississippi River. The author has so beautifully portrayed basic human nature through various emotions that one can't help but feel those nuances and get involved with the lead character of the story. The description of the childhood behaviour is impeccable and rings true even in this era.

The Storyline:  

Tom always gets into trouble and is forever making excuses to skip school, however, Aunt Polly always manages to see through his pranks. One day, a very important fact of human nature dawns upon him as he brandishes his punishment of white-washing the fence as a great task involving huge responsibility and a testament of strong character.

He successfully hoodwinks the other boys into not only finishing off this task as well as end up paying him for it! 

After Becky Thatcher, his classmate, refuses to be his girlfriend, and also being wrongly punished by Aunt Polly, he finds life not worth living. 

He chances upon two other boys who are fed up with their life stances as well. Hence the trio decide to run away and build their own lives as pirates. They think their families won't even miss them a bit. So off they go to an island on the Mississippi River with some food and enjoy their time.

In the meanwhile, the villagers had begun to search for the missing boys in the waters of the river, thinking them to be drowned! Joe Harper begins to miss his mom and even Tom starts to feel homesick. So, they sneak into their own funeral at the church and are found to be alive!


Tom and Huckleberry Finn witness a murder and decide to keep quiet about it. After going through the emotional turmoil laden with guilt, Tom gathers the courage and testifies against the real culprit.

This book has so many emotions with which one instantly relates and is swiftly transported into ones own childhood days. It has a glimpse of that sweet childhood romance, the spirit of adventure and belonging. It also has it's hilarious turns and the pace of events keep one glued to the pages. 

The character of Tom Sawyer is built in such a manner that one can't help but feel for him throughout the book. 

It is a timeless classic and a must read. It is a gem of a book.


Happy Reading!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Of Books And Me


I was extremely amazed at the number of books I managed to read during the last couple of months! However, most of them I had to read online or in downloaded pdf form. 

It's a fun ongoing marathon read, especially during this pandemic time when one is mostly stuck within the confines of our humble abode. Also, this Covid-19 situation not nearing any happy conclusion, having exhausted most of the 'jugaad' with the already existing trinkets within this period of 6 months plus the repressed "me time", and the mastering of housekeeping act, finally called for some borrowed adventure within the head! 


Here is the open list of the books I have read in the past 3 months:

1.        Metamorphosis (☆☆☆☆)

2.        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (4th time read) (☆☆☆☆☆)

3.        The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins (☆☆☆)

4.        The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (☆☆☆)

5.        The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi (☆☆☆☆☆)

6.        The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi (☆☆☆☆☆)

7.        The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi (☆☆☆☆☆)

8.        The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by (☆☆☆)

9.        The Guest List by Lucy Foley (☆☆☆)

10.    The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (☆☆☆)

11.    The Invitation by Lucy Foley (☆☆☆)

12.    Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley (☆☆☆☆)

13.    Vanishing Girl - The boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock book 3 (☆☆☆☆)


14.   Eye of the Crow -  The boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock book 1 (☆☆☆)
15.   Death in the Air - The boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock book 2 (☆☆☆)


It has been quite an enthralling ride up-til now and I would be writing about these books in the coming posts.      

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 To be read list:

1. The Secret Fiend - The Boy Sherlock Holmes Book 4 by Shane Peacock 

2. The Dragon Turn - The Boy Sherlock Holmes Book 5 by Shane Peacock

3. Becoming Holmes - The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case by Shane Peacock

4. Something Happened on the way to Heaven by Sudha Murty

5. The Serpent's Revenge by Sudha Murty

6. The Man from the Egg by Sudha Murty

7. The Bird with Golden Wings by Sudha Murty

8. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

9. Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

10. Murder in the East End by Jennifer Ashley



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