Classic story telling. Let your imagination do the rest.
May 16, 2005
This book is great. It is not fast-paced and pure adventure and excitement by current day standards, but it is excellent in it's own way. This is a simple story being told through the eyes of the protaginist, Jim Hawkins. It is rich and lush with descriptions of the seas and of the bizzare and treacherous characters. From the simpleness of the book, I could place myself into the roll of this young boy and my imagination did the rest. It was an extremely exciting book; but, not because of the action packed descriptions. It was exciting because it was a pure adventure on the high seas, and I really felt like I was looking for the treasure and listening to rugged pirates.
The villians were perfect. They were not hard-core grotesque characters, but just balanced with self-preservation and greed. They were not rapists and excessive killers, just evil enough to fear them on the open waters.
This book is wonderfully told. If you do not really get into books or don't enjoy excercising your imagination, this book is probably not for you. Otherwise, prepare for a wild adventure on the high seas.
All four things mentioned above can be found at your fingertips with Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Before Johnny Depp stumbled off of the Black Pearl, before Errol Flynn took us on swashbuckling journeys, and even before "Lucky" Jack Aubrey took to the water, Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins thrilled fans of high-seas adventure. "Treasure Island" tells the story of one young Jim Hawkins. It starts off in the simple setting of a family-owned inn where we are introduced to Billy Bones, … more
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Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime.Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic.--Naomi Gesinger--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.