David Rothman writes "Inspired by characters in the public domain, a new first novel delves into the twisted psyche of Huckleberry Finn's father.
In praising Finn , by Jon Clinch, the Washington Post says that the author "relies on Twain's details, sometimes borrowing whole scenes and patches of dialogue... Clinch reimagines Finn in a strikingly original way, replacing Huck's voice with his own magisterial vision — one that's nothing short of revelatory."
Time to question presidential candidates and others about their positions on the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act? Wouldn't creators, libraries, schools, and the rest of society be better off without it? Remember, some Bono supporters even want eternal or near-eternal copyright, which, had it existed in Twain's case, would have complicated life endlessly for Clinch. More at TeleRead."