Pros: Reads like a well-crafted novel. An interesting take on Mark Twain as foodie and locovore.
Cons: Contains errors of fact and interpretation
Mark Twain As Locovore Reviewed by Brook Elliott Let us start this little essay with an admission: I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a Mark Twain fan. Twain's occasional one-liners and even rarer insights are interposed with ponderous writing, interminable (and often pointless) asides, and Herculean similes and metaphors that go on for pages, but which shed little light on the subject. Indeed, I've often wondered at the motivation that drives English teachers to impose Twain on generations of reluctant students. Andrew Beahrs doesn't quite agree. A novelist and California-based foodie, Beahrs is in love with Twain. So much...(read more)