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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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May 16, 2012

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bookshelves: adventure, novel
Read from May 07 to 16, 2012

The book isn't nearly as grand or exciting as its adaptations or what it represents. The classic boys' tale of pirate adventure and buried treasure has a slow narrative. Its pirate slang is top notch, but there's a bit too much old gentle boy talk in the quiet lulls. Long John Silver's one of the best villains, as he's likable and dependable while not really being all that reliable or intense. His best weapon is charm. It's pretty impressive. But for what the book's given the world, I thank it.

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