Jeanne's Reviews > Silver: My Own Tale as Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder

Silver by Edward Chupack
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May 29, 08

Recommended for: fans of pirate fiction
Read in May, 2008

Great cover. I saw this novel in the bookstore and had to read it because I loved the cover.

The premise isn't bad either. This is the story of Long John Silver, of Treasure Island fame. Though I haven't read Treasure Island, I can still appreciate a decent pirate yarn. And this one is pretty engaging.

Told by LJS himself, the novel covers his introduction to the pirate scene through his dying days. Along the way, he kills a lot of people and steals a lot of treasure. But there is one treasure with which he is obsessed: the crown jewels. He will stop at nothing to find this treasure, allegedly buried on Treasure Island.

The pacing is good, the language is wonderful (who doesn't love pirate lingo?!), and I enjoyed the whole concept of LJS telling his own story.
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