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review 2020-02-15 15:39
Review: Treasure Island
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson,Marty Ross,Philip Glenister,Daniel T. Mays,Catherine Tate,Owen Teale

Great performance,  meh story. I love pirates, adventure, historical settings, classics, and full cast performances. This story had all of that, yet it didn't entertain me like I hoped/expected.

 

I couldn't get into it, even with the very excellent voice cast carrying me through the tale. I suspect this just isn't the story for me, or perhaps it's one of those "must re-read later" kind of books.

 

All-in-all, not bad, just not great.

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url 2020-02-13 06:53
Nature and Wildlife Tour: Best Travel Destination is Kangaroo Island

Best Travel Destination is Kangaroo Island: The best destination for nature lovers is the Kangaroo Island (Australia). Sometimes these places gets overlooked by one, but one will be surprised to know that, in spite of being a beautiful island still people do not set their priority to visit this place, the main reason is because of the wild life. 

Australia offers one to see; wild landscapes, rough beaches and an abundance of incredible wildlife. Almost one third of Kangaroo Island is covered by a national park and conservation area, which makes Australia a perfect paradise and a worth seeing place.

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text 2020-02-07 10:54
Luxury Accommodation Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is the place that is liked by most of the travelers. This is the place where one can find an ultimate range of luxury Hamilton Island accommodation to enjoy as couples, groups of friends, or family members. Whether you are looking for a two-bedroom luxury apartment or a luxury villa with stunning ocean views, Hamilton Island is the best option that provides you the very best holiday accommodations with a range of modern amenities.

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review 2020-01-21 19:04
Barbie as the Island Princess by Judy Katschke
Barbie As the Island Princess (Junior Novelization) - Judy Katschke

My old roommate and I still exchange gifts at Christmas, usually something based on our current obsession - one year I'll get him My Little Ponies, the next he'll get me a Ken doll in the form of an action figure of wrestler Ken Shamrock.

 

This year it was a short stack of Barbie novels with personal annotations written in the margins. They pointed out logical fallacies, implications for the larger Barbie-verse, or were just plain old filthy jokes.

 

The annotations made this book worth it, otherwise this story of Ro, the little blonde orphan girl washed up on an island and befriended by a red panda, a peacock and even a baby elephant was a bit too saccharine and convenient. Someone, somewhere wrote that their biggest problem with Disney was the idea that stories end with weddings rather than begin with them. Sometimes that trope works, but literarily this whole story was just about getting married, the reveal of Ro's parents was given no emotional weight. It's weird.

 

A highlight was the evil villain, with a surprisingly thorough and specific backstory and decent plans, who was a much more well-developed character than our heroes.

 

But, because weddings are the. most. important thing. I'll be ending each of these reviews with a wedding doll, because I fricken have that many now.

 

 

A groovy, talking PJ still rocking her pigtails in 'Bridal Brocade' from 1971.

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review 2020-01-09 19:17
Treasure Island (Stevenson)
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

If I read this in childhood - and it would have been in a children's abridged edition, I should think - it didn't leave any memory of its rather gory plot, nor of the curious moral ambiguity of it principal villain, Long John Silver.

 

Nonetheless, once it got going, it was more or less what I expected: an adventure story featuring a young man with more courage than sense. The abrupt change out of his first-person narrative to another point of view for parts of the plot took me by surprise a bit - but frankly, that would never have bothered me in the slightest if I'd read it when I was younger.

 

The e-version I read the story in was rather bad. Each page of the first 100 or so was interrupted by an illustration having nothing to do with the text (mostly the same scene of pioneer America, repeated over and over). No-one had bothered to supply the missing first letters of opening words in each chapter (likely decorative initials in the scanned original.) The file is entitled "Complete Works of R.L. Stevenson", but it contains exactly 3 of his most famous novels - probably volume 1 of a collected edition.

 

And all this notwithstanding, I enjoyed reading this missing piece from my childhood. It was clear, straightforward, vivid storytelling.

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