Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
Two fourteen-year-old boys find what they think is an abandoned boat on a deserted river island near their homes in Arkansas, but it turns out the island is actually the hideout of a mysterious man. The man asks the boys for help. He needs food and a list of items so that he can repair the boat and escape. During the course of their adventure, the boys discover that love is not always enough, adults don’t always tell the truth and the law is sometimes wrong. As a result, they can either head into adulthood as bitter cynics or they can choose to care for people despite their flaws. I think if Dickens were alive today, he’d write stories like Mud.