Saturday, June 25, 2011
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim by Mark Twain and W. Bill Czolgosz, 271 pages
If you haven't read Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn, you've missed out on a wonderful piece of literature. Now, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim, brings new life (or new Undead Life) to this great book. Bill Czolgosz has done an outstanding job weaving the story of Jim being a zombie, or Bagger, into the original story. While staying true to the original language and intent of Twain's original work, Czolgosz has added new dimensions, with more action, and character development. I'm a fan of both Twain and zombie books, and have read many of these re"vamped" classics only to be disappointed. This was not one of them. Blood Enriched Classics always delivers a wonderful new twist, with well-written adaptations of beloved classics that have been gorified for our zombie-reading enjoyment. I especially enjoyed Huckleberry's struggle with Jim's struggle for freedom as a zombie, because he's no longer human. Huck could see how as a Negro he was almost human, and as a zombie he at times retained some humanity. This book was a great read and lots of fun. I especially liked how the "duke and king" got their just desserts.