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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
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Jun 23, 2008

Read in June, 2008

** spoiler alert ** I recommend this book for its interesting story and the historical/social reference that it provides. This book is a long and detailed story of survival, taking what is there on an island and fulfilling every personal need except that of society. The main character is a pessimist and bemoans his stupidity for the first half of the book and thanks God for his blessings for the whole second half. I noticed the following interesting things: 1) this book was written in approx 1719 but the language and commentary on humanity is all modern. 2) Although the main character is caught by Muslims and put into slavery in Morocco, he has no issue later using and making slaves of others. 3) The main character converts from a self-centered young man to a very considerate and forgiving adult. 4) The text is very wordy, I was listening to this as an audiobook and fell asleep for half an hour and missed very little.
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