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Daniel Defoe
Died: 1731-04-24
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, he I am, sitting at one of my favourite coffee shops on a blustery and wet winter morning in Melbourne having just finished another book of which I have known the story since I was a little boy but having never actually read the book. I'm sure we all know of the story of Robinson Crusoe, who w...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 8 years ago

Dear Crusoe,What the F*** is wrong with you?!!!My opinion, short and simple: when Crusoe revolted against his father/God he actually didn't want to change the social or natural system, he just wanted to take the role of his father! He wanted to become a father/God. And eventually that is exactly wh...
Noel's Blog
Noel's Blog rated it 8 years ago
This book, originally published in 1724, recounts the misadventures of several famous pirates including Blackbeard, Ann Bonnet, and Black Bart. Actually, Blackbeard, despite his fearsome reputation, came across as less bloodthirsty than for example Captain Spriggs or Captain Roche. There is some d...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 9 years ago
God, this one is awful. It's tedious and boring and very poorly written. Defoe has essentially no ability for description. The story line should be interesting, but long, tedious patches are taken up with hideously awful maundering on Calvinist theology, theology which Crusoe apparently picked up me...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 9 years ago
I've been on a "Weird Al" kick for the last couple of weeks (due in part to finally seeing him live), and as I was listening to his catalog, I was reminded how I appreciated his parodies so much more in the '80s and early '90s. Back then, I still listened to popular music, and I was familiar with th...
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