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10 thoughts on “The Ballad of Huck Miguel

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    354★“Ben wanted to stay there with me too but I told him he warn’t old enough seeing how he had just turned seven I was almost nine years old if you believed what my Pap said which is the proper age for living wild out in the woods”The author says he hopes this retelling of Mark Twain’s much loved classic The Adventures of Huckle

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    The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is a beautiful and timely reselling of the classic Huckleberry Finn This time Huck is on the run with an illegal immigrant Much of the original is kept in place and somehow makes sense in modern times I f

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    This book was written well and had beautiful illustrations I loved The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn when I was younger and a re imagined version sounded right up my alley The characteriz

  4. says:

    This is funny cute and has a wonderful message but it lacks the powerful narrative of the book it's attempting to pay tribute to It also lacks the incredible spirit of adventure that made the original Huck Finn so memorableThe general gist of the retelling is a good one but the plot borders on absurdist too often most notably with the father who alternates from monstrous to comically inept in a way that makes

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    This is a beautiful hardcover book Gorgeous illustrations by Daniel Gonzalez And a thrilling adventure story on the LA River It’s very funny toothe author has taken Huck Finn’s voice and brought it back to life in a really brilliant wayThis isn’t a book for kids though There’s violence and satire and the language isn’t always easyI’m surprised no one has thought of doing this before

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    Huck – yes that Huck – or a reasonable facsimile thereof is back in all his boyish glory in this modern day tale about a gutsy survivor If you’ve read Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn you know Huck has experienced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father a violent drunk who Huck wants to believe has some good in him somewhereIn this tale Huck endures a journey across the country from Missouri to

  7. says:

    The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is a dope story as Tom Sawyer would say in this retelling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn where Huck is once again at the mercy of his unscrupulous pap this time in California

  8. says:

    Tim DeRoche recreates Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” as taking place in modern Los Angeles and does a credible job Perhaps there’s no need for such an endeavor but why not DeRoche decides to take a different time frame for Finn to focus on and it’s amusing to see how he lets Finn cogitate on what

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    Tim DeRocheΦBK Pomona College 1992AuthorFrom the publisher In this retelling of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father Pap Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his fr

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    Thoroughly entertaining adventures of Huck Finn with a twist He exists in the 21st century and meets up with villains and friends alike but the encounters involve 21st century societal dangers Things get scary nearly every chapter and it seems that Huck will never find a safe space Will he escape the clutches of this or that nemesis Are 21st century dangers worse than 19th century the time period his character

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characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Tim DeRoche

He Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel an illegal immigrant who has been falsely accused of murder Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and human w Huck yes that Huck or a reasonable facsimile thereof is back in all his boyish glory in this modern day tale about a gutsy survivor If you ve read Mark Twain s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn you know Huck has experienced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father a violent drunk who Huck wants to believe has some good in him somewhereIn this tale Huck endures a journey across the country from Missouri to California with Pap Huck s father in search of fortune and the easy life Huck in hopes of escape from relentless beatings when Pap is drunk which seems to be most of the timeIn his attempts to evade Pap once they reach California Huck encounters several people who in time prove to be better friends than he could have imagined One of them is Miguel a Mexican immigrant whose goals in life are to remain in the United Stated and reunite with his wife and daughter When Pap s evil plan to get Huck back results in two innocent women being attacked Miguel fears he will be blamed and sent back to Mexico leaving his wife and child behindThus begins an adventure down a different kind of big river the concrete sided river that runs through Los Angeles At no time is Huck safe from Pap s determination to visit bodily harm on him maybe even death Miguel and Huck encounter many interesting characters along the wayThe pace is fast the characters engaging and the illustrations by Daniel Gonzales captivating The book has received high acclaim for capturing the tone of a well told tale from another era It is a deceptively simple premise that explores what immigrants face in uncertain times and offers backwoods wisdom about complex social issuesHuck and Miguel have uite an adventure and remind us what friendship is all about I give it a hearty thumb s up Title The Ballad of Huck and Miguel Author Tim DeRoche Illustrator Daniel Gonzales Publisher Redtail Press Price Hardcover 2365

summary The Ballad of Huck Miguel

The Ballad of Huck Miguel

Ho live down by the river And they learn the true value of love and loyalty The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is not only a thrilling urban adventure but also an inspired tribute to one of the most beloved novels ever written Tim DeRoche recreates Mark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as taking place in modern Los Angeles and does a credible job Perhaps there s no need for such an endeavor but why not DeRoche decides to take a different time frame for Finn to focus on and it s amusing to see how he lets Finn cogitate on what s happening nowFinn tries to escape from his abusive father Pap but Pap is difficult to shake off He s mean with a miserable life of drinking drugs and abusing people He s determined to raise Huck as he sees fit Huck travels with him to Los Angeles in a farcical search of wealth but finds the uest to be untenable and tries to set off on his own Pap isn t going to allow it so the entanglement continues Huck never uite freeing himself from his father s hateful presenceTom Sawyer you remember him has re established himself in LA and Huck tries to connect with him He along with new friend an illegal immigrant named Miguel get involved with a lesbian couple who want to civilize Huck and in the process further alienate Pap who considers homosexuality a sin and declares that Mexigrants such as Miguel are ruining the country Along the way Huck encounters strange animals beastly humans drug deals beatings kindness religious fervor politics and reality televisionThe chase sets off down the cement encased Los Angeles River with Huck and Miguel on a homemade raft and Pap pursuing on the overseeing streets The adventures are many but the different environment allows Huck to see and comment on many modern scenes and topics to give his homespun views Using back home vernacular the author presents some amusing new words that uphold Twain s vision of the Huckleberry Finn characterI found the book to be amusing cleverly crafted and refreshing The woodcuts by Daniel Gonzalez are wonderful and deserve to be honored in a book of their own Don t miss this one

characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Tim DeRoche

In this retelling of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father Pap Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is t This book was written well and had beautiful illustrations I loved The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn when I was younger and a re imagined version sounded right up my alley The characterization was great and the story interesting Thank you to NetGalley for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

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