03 July 2010

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead; Don Borchert

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead by Don Borchert
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I tried - I really tried to get into this book. But the idea of the Zum and Tom Sawyer? No. The humor of Twain's classic is just lost with the addition of the Zum, and the added bits do nothing to make the story resonate the way the original does. Most of the set pieces are there (the picket fence, the camping trip, Injun Joe, Becky Thacher, etc.) but when you have maggot-infested dead people popping up, well, something's lost.

Please, stop this trend before it happens again.

ARC provided by publisher.

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