the modern adventures of tom sawyer

anonymous asked:

*curtsies* hullo!! i was just wondering if i could get some book recommendations? right now i'm really interested in some classic adventure?something fun, i guess? kind of like lord of the rings or dumas?? thank you!!

*Curtsies* Okay so this could be a really long list but to limit myself to a handful:

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy
  • Kidnapped and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • believe it or not, Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  • The Lost Horizon by James Hilton, kind of a forgotten classic but so important to the genre and the novel in general and totally worth resurrecting
  • The Time Machine and The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
  • pretty much anything by Jules Verne
  • pretty much anything by Jack London, personally I’d recommend The Sea Wolf because it’s fucking outrageous
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • I hate Mark Twain but Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  • The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  • getting a little more modern All the Pretty Horses and the rest of the border trilogy by Cormac McCarthy

And I haven’t actually read Ivanhoe or Robinson Crusoe yet but those would be options, too. Happy adventuring.

“Band of Robbers” will premiere June 13th 2015 at the LA Film Festival. Melissa Benoist is Becky Thatcher, a rookie cop out to prove to Tom Sawyer that she belongs on the force.


A modern day retelling of Mark Twain’s iconic books, Band of Robbers is a comedic adventure that reimagines the characters as grown men, and small-time crooks. When Huck Finn is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences…


Kyle Gallner – “Huck Finn”
Adam Nee – “Tom Sawyer”
Matthew Gray Gubler – “Joe Harper”
Hannibal Buress – “Ben Rogers”
Melissa Benoist – “Becky Thatcher”