The Swiss Family Robinson (Penguin Classics)
Publish date: May 29th 2007
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
I had a hankering to take a break from all the GRRM fantasy and read the Swiss Family Robinson. And, for once, I remembered to update my reading list. While marking the star rating - very high, it's one of my fave casual quick reads from childhood - I happened to see the top half of the first review...
Pretty much all the criticisms of this book that I have seen in other people's reviews are true. It doesn't have a plot. The people are pretty much perfect, they never have any doubts or fears or anger or unpleasantness. Pretty much every single animal they meet they kill, and several times near ...
This is indeed a Robinsonade in every possible aspect. The characters in this book even speaks of Robinson Crusoe, and use the novel as a 'guide book' in their own quest. I thought that was kinda funny; I always love that kind of intertextuality. However the book itself was a struggle.. It was too d...
Movie was better, and it wasn't even a very good movie.
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