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Life on the Mississippi
Starts off as an autiobiographical account of how Mark Twain learned to be a pilot on a Mississippi steamboat. But then that peters out and the scond half of the book is a collection of thoughts and anecdotes based on characters and locations along the river.
The first bit of the book was very good, with plenty of interesting facts and stories about life on the river as an aspiring pilot. The second half of the book was much more disjointed and didn't really grab me at all - in fact I skipped much of it. Quite funny in places, particularly the inflated story-telling that seems to be a part of the culture.
Score: 6
Published: 1883
Read: April 20th 2008