One of the downfalls to sitting up really late at night reading when you have been awake since really early that morning is you forget you sort of set up a specific format for sharing your thoughts about that book. In looking over my initial post about my latest finished classic, I realize I didn’t give you my initial thoughts or really clarify my post-read thoughts.
Well, we certainly can’t have you missing out on my gems of intellectual book talk…I give you Take 2 for A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur’s Court:
Initial Thoughts: Mark Twain…Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, that frog story, funny dude. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court was a movie right? Didn’t that have Martin Lawrence in it? <Looks up movie info for future blog post.> WOW! I have obviously lost IQ points. I’m not a drug addict and I drink very little so the brain damage couldn’t be from that. Yes, I absolutely need to read classic books by smart people to restore the lost IQ points. Martin Lawrence…geesh.
Post-read Thoughts: Yeah, not really funny and I thought Twain was funny. Maybe it’s a different kind of funny that I don’t get? I did comment in my original post that I found parts of the story to be ranting for the sake of ranting. I did like Sandy and her dragging ol’ boy out to rescue the Piggy Princesses. That could be some pretty deep commentary if you think about it and back in my smarter days, I could have probably written a 10 page paper on how that story line alone was sexist or the socioeconomic status of women throughout history/literature. Instead, I came away with: it’s long, there’s a lot going on, and it’s ranty.
I’m hoping the fact I pulled out a word like “socioeconomic” proves there are still some synapses firing in my head…