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Treasure Island - Community Reviews back

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Don Hebert, Jill Tattersall, Mapes Monde Editore Staff, Paul Paienonsky
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Darlene Marshall, author
Darlene Marshall, author rated it 4 years ago
It was dreary, cold and raining Saturday morning. I didn't want to go out, so I made a cup of hot cocoa, snuggled under a throw in my favorite reading chair and re-read Treasure Island.It simply doesn't get much better than that.
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
This is the archetypal pirate story. We have "shiver me timbers", "Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum", pieces of eight, parrots, cutlasses, peg legs, etc. The whole shebang. It's also a very good story. Stevenson is a great author. It interests me that a number of reviewers have complained that this bo...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it 5 years ago
Perhaps the finest pirate adventure ever created and a personal childhood favorite of mine.Perhaps Silver and I can persuade you to ship a copy and partake on a little treasure hunt? There is still a cache of Flint's silver bars to be found...DevlinShould anyone be interested, the song, "Dead Man's...
heidenkind
heidenkind rated it 5 years ago
Honestly, Muppet Treasure Island is better. lol Seriously though...
The Bittern
The Bittern rated it 5 years ago
3.5 stars, for me. A brilliantly written, rollicking yarn. No subtext to speak of - it's really just an adventure novel, but that's no terrible thing. I'd have liked a little more characterisation, but this could only have been achieved at the cost of pace, which would actually impoverish the work a...
books and cleverness
books and cleverness rated it 5 years ago
At last, I've read Treasure Island! It was such a treat. I usually don't like to give ratings to classics because I don't see the point, but I enjoyed this very much. Highly recommended! I think I had never read it until now because I thought it would be like Robinson Crusoe, which is rambling and...
denisebetteridge
denisebetteridge rated it 5 years ago
That took some doing. I had to re-listen to the last CD three times because my mind kept wandering. I'm glad that's the last audio book I had to get through. The story itself is interesting, but despite my love of Johnny Depp type pirates (you know what I mean!), I think I might have enjoyed it more...
melsbookshelf
melsbookshelf rated it 5 years ago
I am happy to say that I have finally finished one book towards completing the Classics Challenge! I've had this one sitting on my shelves for awhile, and the challenge was the perfect nudge I needed to finally read it. I won't say too much about it, after all it's a Classic and has earned its spot ...
Claire loves to read!
Claire loves to read! rated it 6 years ago
Wanted to read this book as I've followed AJ McLean's struggles with sobriety for years. From his mum's perspective, this book tells of the battles that AJ has had with addiction, his rehab and how it affected his family, friends and the other Backstreet Boys. I enjoyed this book, the best part was ...
Chance's Take on Books
Chance's Take on Books rated it 6 years ago
I re-read Treasure Island as research for my novel. What I loved was the complex villain, Long John Silver, and his relationship with Jim. It's a wonderful and exciting tale, with so much more. The new movie is great too, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1820723/ - reminds me of why we have classic stori...
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