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Robinson Crusoe - Community Reviews back

by Daniel Defoe
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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 2 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...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
Based on a real-life incident, Robinson Crusoe tells the story of a young man who yearns to escape the mundane world and set sail for a life of adventure in faraway places. Defying his father's wishes he leaves on board a ship, then finds himself marooned on a tropical island where he wrestles with ...
Dog-Eared Pages
Dog-Eared Pages rated it 4 years ago
Robinson Crusoe is a book everyone sort of knows, perhaps more for the man than for his book. The central myth of the shipwrecked Englishman, forced to reconstruct society from the debris of a dashed vessel, appeals to a deep, secret well of childhood within us all. For this reason, the 18th centu...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 4 years ago
La foudre m'épouvanta moins que cette pensée, qui traversa mon esprit avec la rapidité même de l'éclair.Aujourd'hui nous aimons ce que demain nous haïrons; aujourd'hui nous recherchons ce que nous fuirons demain; aujourd'hui nous désirons ce qui demain nous fera peur, je dirai même trembler à la seu...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it 5 years ago
For what was supposed to be the classic shipwreck story I couldn't help but be disappointed by Robinson Crusoe. It may have been the language of the time, but I found the story to be slow and frankly a little boring. It seemed to be a lot of lists of things that Crusoe was doing or accumulating or l...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I do think this is a book worth reading at least once (thus the three stars), although it certainly is no favorite. One thing it isn't though, even though I've seen the novel categorized as such--it's not a tale that would appeal to children in language or content--at least not in unabridged, unbowl...
Samir's Critical Corner
Samir's Critical Corner rated it 5 years ago
I'm so happy this nightmare is over! I only trudged through to the end because it's a classic (although why it's canonized is beyond me). Look at me, yes me, I'm Robinson Crusoe and I'm stuck here on this Island and I'm going to tell you all about it, down to the minutest detail... oh and I'm going ...
Nyx Book Reviews
Nyx Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
This book. I don't think I've ever disliked a classic this much. Even when I was reading Kafka, which made me feel terrible, I still had a lot of respect for the book because it blurs the line between fiction and reality to such an extend that you feel debased and uncomfortable. I don't really have ...
BlondeBookBee
BlondeBookBee rated it 5 years ago
The beginning of this novel is plain and boring. Just a guy not knowing where he fits and therefore decides to pack his stuff and lives all around the globe.Then once he got stranded on the island things started to get more interesting. I loved reading about his everyday life, habits and fears. Crus...
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