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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2014, debut, author-love, published-1929, pirates-smugglers-wreckers, britain-england, tbr-busting-2014, fraudio, arch, chase-me-chase-me Read on September 20, 2014 Read by James WilbyDescription: Graham Greeneā€™s first published novel tells the story of Andrews, a young man ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 9 years ago
This is another of those books my dad said he read as a kid. Penrod is an 11-year old boy, living in the midwest a hundred years ago. He has the kinds of adventures, one presumes, that boys had back then. I expect much of it will be foreign to today's video-game boys, but us geezers who remember Eis...
makinghismark rated it 10 years ago
I love books about books!
modusa rated it 12 years ago
penrod is an amusing book. it's not laugh-out-loud funny but the misadventures of this inscrutable and bad boy are captivating, and knowing, and made me smile. tarkington lets us into the hallowed halls of an adolescent male mind which is itching for experiences, and wily in its meeting of any cons...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it 12 years ago
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The only way to do it justice is by quoting it:After Penrod (the 11 year old hero of the story) blurts out something he might have kept to himself:Nothing is more treacherous than the human mind; nothing else so loves to play the Iscariot. Even whe...
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