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Finn In this masterful debut by a major new voice in fiction, Jon Clinch takes us on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature s most brutal and mysterious figures Huckleberry Finn s father The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain s classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic It begins and ends with a lifeless body flayed and stripped of all identifying marks drifting down the Mississippi The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim s identity, shape Finn s story as they will shape his life and his deathAlong the way Clinch introduces a cast of unforgettable characters Finn s terrifying father, known only as the Judge his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner the strong and quick witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn s mistress and of course young Huck himself In daring to re create Huck for a new generation, Clinch gives us a living boy in all his human complexity not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright Finn is a novel about race about paternity in its many guises about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America s past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new



10 thoughts on “Finn

  1. Grace Grace says:

    I usually have a pretty strong stomach when it comes to fiction In television and movies, I can handle most anything and am not really bothered by violence, gore, or abuse Because I don t see pictures when I read, this is eventhe case with books than with visual media give me the nasty stuff, I can take it.Jon Cinch s Finn, however, bothered me The book is not supre


  2. Izetta Autumn Izetta Autumn says:

    I am not even sure where to begin in rating Finn by Jon Clinch First you should probably ignore my star rating, because this isn t a book whose rating, will give any true indication of the love hate relationship you may have with the book You ll love it, because without a doubt, Clinch has a talent as a writer He feels like a modern day Faulkner His language is fluid, p


  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    Well, I m not really sure what to say about Finn I can t say that I loved it, nor can I say that I hated it I wish that I had read Huckleberry Finn before reading the book so that I could makecomparisons between the two, and I would have knownabout the story line that inspired Clinch I admire that Clinch didn t try to imitate Mark Twain s writing style to have done so would


  4. Tara Rock Tara Rock says:

    This was not a quick read for me Many times I had to reread passages in order to capture the intent This story will linger with me as I am already incorporating some of the language into my daily conversations I know it After using these words, I have to smile and others ask me what s so funny There were moments when I felt a brief compassion for Finn, but they immediately vani


  5. Teresa Teresa says:

    The prose of the omniscient narrator is abundant and colorful and is counterbalanced by the spare, realistic dialogue I like how the characters interrupt each other , or is it that the dialogue offsets the narration Regardless it works, even if the characters do say I know it quite a bit.One scene in a book already full of violence reminded me of the scene in the movie Pulp Fiction


  6. Melody Melody says:

    Mesmerising imagining of Pap Finn, Huck s drunken racist pig of a sire Violent, horrific and astonishingly well written, Clinch s first novel rushes in where no one s ever dared go What Clinch has accomplished here is nothing short of breath taking Finn s a bad man who isn t the least bit likable, which makes this novel evenremarkable in its humanity and even tenderness The tone is jus


  7. Howard Howard says:

    This review was originally posted in 2010 on another site which shall remain nameless If you are a fan of Mark Twain s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as I am, you may have wondered about Huck s parents Why was his father an alcoholic vagrant who abused his son How did that father end up dead in a house floating down the Mississippi River And who was Huck s mother And what happened to


  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    The story of Huckleberry Finn s father, but no light hearted jaunt down the Mississippi Dark, but pure poetry to read Beautifully written You hate Finn and you know he s going to die, but you root for him, nonetheless I think this is the REAL story of Huckleberry Finn A must read for anyone.


  9. Jonathan Maas Jonathan Maas says:

    A Tour de Force that isthan worthy of its literary heritageFinn by Jon Clinch was something of a reading project for me.My goal First read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and then read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and then read Clinch s Finn to truly understand the saga as a whole.My only question coming into Finn, was why would Clinch pick such an execrable character to make a


  10. Dennis Fischman Dennis Fischman says:

    This is an ugly, appalling, frightening, cathartic, loving, and beautifully written interpretation of the backstory of Huckleberry Finn Do not read it if you re not prepared for brutal violence, rape, and racism, or if making an evil man seem fully human is something you cannot abide.


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