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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Dec 03, 10

bookshelves: childrens, classic-literature
Read from December 02 to 03, 2010

Most novels that are considered classics by the literary community have something to say. For the life of me, I can't figure out what Stevenson has to say in "Treasure Island" aside from perhaps "pirates are awesome." The problem is that by the end of the book, there is nothing here to actually convince me that pirates are indeed awesome. If you go into this book as young one who is impressionable and thinks everyone is great, or if you already think pirates are pretty awesome, you will probably really like this book. If you are like me and are generally nonplussed by pirates, then you will probably be nonplussed by this book. Coincidentally, this is the third time I've read a book on my father-in-law's recommendation, and the third time it turned out that I didn't really care for the book. I think I have finally learned my lesson. This isn't as offensively bad as his other recommendations (see the poetry of Seamus Heaney, and "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay) but is certainly not for me.

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