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Treasure Island review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ô One legged Long John Silver treacherous Captain Billy Bones wicked Black Dog and the terrifying Blind Pew are the most cruel and frightening pirates ever to sail the high seas They all dream of finding Captain Flint's buried treasure but it is young Jim Hawkins who finds Flint's map oThe glorious bounty Treasure Island the most famous pirate story ever told has been thrilling young readers for generations with its tales of buccaneers buried gold and X marks the spo. Remember when pirates briefly became ironically cool and all of your annoying friends were joining facebook groups for International Talk Like A Pirate Day And the first Pirates of the Carribbean movie came out and was surprisingly awesome And then the second Pirates of the Carribbean movie came out and was decidedly less awesome but you didn't really realize it until the third one came out and you discovered you couldn't remember and didn't care about number two's cliffhanger ending it was like The Matrix in that way actually And then you finally saw the third one on DVD when you were home from the hospital after almost dying of monowho knew that could happen but apparently it really messes with your liver and the movie was so bad you couldn't even stay awake through the literally 45 minute long action seuence that caps it all off and besides it makes no sense at all with everyone betraying everyone else so many times you need a flow chart to follow the plotI suppose we have RLS and Treasure Island to blame for all that Because this is the book that established what we think of when we think of pirates from skull crossbones banners to peg legs to suawking shoulder mounted parrots to maps with big red Xs and yo ho ho and a bottle of rum It's kind of weird to think about those concepts are so ingrained in our culture see International Talk Like a Pirate Day and yet they all stem from this rather innocuous adventure story for childrenBut it is a really great adventure which is probably why it became so iconic This book is 130 years old but exhibits none of the mustiness of late Victorian era fiction turgid description being the chief offender which you know if you've tried to slog through Jules Verne and how in the world do you make submarines and sea monsters boring Ask Jules The adventure clips along uite nicely moving from murder and mayhem on dry land to mutiny and murder on the sea and then to a creepy island filled with treasure and other dangers Long John Silver is a crafty and compelling villain switching sides often than Benjamin Linus hey speaking of islands Even though I knew basically where the story was going it was a fast and engaging read with a lot of creative seuences of suspense The only sections that bogged down a bit were the brief but somewhat technical descriptions of the ship the sails how the waves turned it this way and that etc I don't know starboard from port and I don't care to RLS So get back to the parts with the talking parrot

Robert Louis Stevenson Ò 3 review

One legged Long John Silver treacherous Captain Billy Bones wicked Black Dog and the terrifying Blind Pew are the most cruel and frightening pirates ever to sail the high seas They all. My absolute favourite adventure story of them all You have the Admiral Benbow a little boy named Jim Hawkins Captain Billy Bones a cruffy old pirate an incredible eerie pre story black spot a treasure hunt the ghost of Flint Peter Gunn the fight with Israel Hands and of course the one legged villain Long John Silver So many fine characters and an absolutely compelling plot I've watched all the movies and series about Treasure Island as a kid and still like that classic at my age What can I say Must read This is one of the most famous adventure books you'll ever come across

review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure IslandDream of finding Captain Flint's buried treasure but it is young Jim Hawkins who finds Flint's map of Treasure Island Can Jim and his friends outwit these bloodthirsty pirates and claim. Treasure Island is arguably one of the most influential tales in the world of fiction Every pirate stereotype that we take for granted these days we can see the foundation somewhere in this magic tale Approaching this story; I am uite lucky that I knew nothing about the plot except that there was a map where X marked the spot showcasing Captain Flint's legendary treasure I went into the task of reading this like a happy youth wide eyed looking forward to experiencing a legendary story for the first time without being hindered with prior knowledge of the narrative the characters the pace and the plot twistsSo the story goes something like this An alcoholic ex pirate Captain spends his days in a local bar drinking himself to death whilst singing jolly pirate songs Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum etc He unfortunately passes away and leaves a chest which contains a secret map amongst other treasures The map is highly sought after by all the wrong people Our 1st person perspective young superstar Jim Hawkin's finds the map and speaks to his friends Dr Livesey and a suire Mr Trelawney and they decide to venture to this mystical treasure island to hunt for said treasure Leaving from Bristol they gather a ships worth of pirates and hands Experienced in their own ways but none so than pleasant pub owning ship's cook Long John Silver So off they go on this adventure They get the treasure and go home and live happily ever after But that obviously didn't happen because that would not make a legendary story The main protagonist Jim is a great character This is typically seen as a children's book although some of the sea and pirate terminology is uite specific and complex and having the first person perspective shown from the view of a young kid adds to the remarkableness of the story The fact Jim is a young man who performs extraordinary deeds often going against the odds on the Hispaniola the trusty vessel that takes them to treasure island or the island itself amongst hardened sea faring men means we really have his back and support his deeds throughout the tale We feel close to him because of how well Stevenson writes this character Every time the plot progresses it is because of an amazing deed that Jim has done often on his own back without the consultation of the most senior members of the group We route for him every second of the way because he is us Things don't work out smoothly when they get to the Island A divide occurs Mutiny some might say A split is presented so Jim Dr Suire and a few trusted men are on one side Old pirates who were part of Captain Flint's crew rally under who we thought was a nice dude Long John SilverHe is the most complex character in this short book Peg legged parrot on his shoulder pieces of eight are some of his characterisations that you will probably see some 12 year old child imitating this Halloween You never uite know where you stand with Silver He starts off seeming good Jim overhears his plot of mutiny whilst hiding in a barrel At that point he is portrayed as purely evil but towards the end he seems human and complex Sticking up for Jim Hawkins when the rest of his sea mates want to kill the poor lad Other notable characters are Ben Gunn the Robinson Crusoe esue marooned island dweller and Dr Livesey It is ingeniously written that in such a short book we can care about so many of the players and their complexity is unrivaled There are lots of cool scenes Shootouts on the Island between the two factions Jim vs Israel Hands Meeting Ben Gunn and when Jim goes back to the safe haven of the wooden castle expecting to regroup with his friends but alas it is not to be I will end this review with a few pirate clich├ęs that freuent Treasure Island Shiver my timbers Shipshape Jolly Roger Pieces of Eight come to mind I really enjoyed this So different to Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde that I have previously read by Stevenson Yet that makes a good author being able to flaunt his linguistic skills in various genres making tales such as these which will last forever Cap'n Tivendale at your servicewwwyouandibookswordpresscom