Tags » Huckleberry Finn

The Republic of Imagination

Azar Nafisi’s The Republic of Imagination is one of those not quite this not quite that sorts of books. By that I mean it is memoir but it isn’t and it is literary criticism but it isn’t. 573 more words



An excerpt from RESOLUTION, a work in progress by Andrew Joyce

“We’ve been hearing a lot about you, Mister Carmack. Is it true that you have found the Bonanza Gold?” 55 more words

MOLLY LEE @ 0.99 Cents For a Limited Time!

An excerpt: 

I took John’s six-shooter out of its holster and shot the son-of-a-bitch in his right knee,blowing the kneecap all to hell and back. That wiped that snake smile from his face. 305 more words

Lynn Cullen's Twain's End

Who knew Mark Twain was such an ass?  According to Lynn Cullen’s Twain’s End he was a nasty, bitter old man, and now my perfect little Twain bubble has been burst.  714 more words


How Extravagant! My Christmas Present to Myself! Everything My Hero Ever Wrote!

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”–Erasmus, 1469-1536

Mark Twain is the funniest, most original, wholly American literary genius this country has ever produced. 394 more words


Mr. Westlake and the N-Word

This will be a short piece, and it ought to be, because it’s about a word Donald Westlake used very sparingly in his long career. And, I would argue, never without good reason.  2,268 more words

Donald Westlake Novels