Thursday, April 2, 2009

Book Review: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Courtis the hilarious story of Hank Morgan, a 19th century Connecticut man sent back 13 centuries by a blow to the head. After realizing his precarious situation in King Arthur's England, Morgan uses his modern knowledge and technology to elevate his position to Sir Boss.

I actually listened to an audio version of this story and it took me almost two months to finish it, mostly because I kept getting interrupted. This was a riot of a story, filled to the brim with Twain's sarcastic humor and social commentary on the way of life back in King Arthur's day. While meeting familiar characters from the round table era, Hank Morgan, aka Sir Boss, interacts and often clashes with their archaic way of life to hilarious conclusions.

s-factor: !

A couple scattered throughout.

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->

Not terribly graphic, but some violence (you know, knights)

Overall rating: ***

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