Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ten of fiction’s finest tricksters

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged fiction’s best pranksters, tricksters, and fiends, including:
Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain)

Becky Thatcher could do a lot worse. Tom Sawyer is a born huckster, and he’s great at it. If he could pull off the old privilege-of-whitewashing-the-fence routine at such a young age, just imagine how many lemons he could hawk at a dealership some day (assuming cars existed in this alt-universe…). Or, in the words of long-suffering Aunt Polly, “Who knows, he may grow up to be President someday, unless they hang him first!”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue