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PDF ï BOOK Treasure Island FREE ñ For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure Treasure Island has never been surpassed From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginatiIs in the words of G K Chesterton 'the realization of an ideal that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas' G S Fraser terms it 'an utterly original book' and goes on to write 'There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy' 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

DOC ☆ Treasure Island ✓ Robert Louis Stevenson

For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure Treasure Island has never been surpassed From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers Written by a superb prose s Someone recently asked me what review I enjoyed writing the most and well this is itI have a massive problem with this book It’s one I’m a little embarrassed to admit The problem is not with the writing or the characters that Stevenson has created; it’s not even with the plot The problem resides with Kermit the Frog Stay with me here I grew up watching the muppets I became slightly obsessed with them I kind of wanted to join them So whenever I read about Captain Smollett and Long John Silver all I can see is Kermit fighting Tim Curry Therefore I just can’t take this book seriously Well at least not completely The Muppet Treasure Island is such a great film; it’s hilarious This book was much serious The pirates in here aren’t singing toys; they’re hardened criminals that created the pirate stereotype They’re the sort of men you don’t want on your ship because they’d likely cut your throat in your sleep They might wake you up first if they’re feeling kind So they wouldn’t try and gain your trust by singing you a jolly song about piracy like Tim and his muppet mates would But muppet based comparison aside this is a good novel I did uite enjoy it It all begins when the young Jim Hawkins comes across a map for buried treasure except he hasn’t got any money to fund the voyage He Gonzo and Rizzo goes alone and seeks the help of Fozzie Bear Suire Trelawney As a member of the Victorian gentry he takes the map for himself with the intention of filling his own coffers with the loot He’s not a very nice bear guy and he’s not overly intelligent either In his frugality he accidently hires a group of twisted muppets pirates that unsurprisingly mutiny against him This all sounds terrible I know But it’s not all bad because the ship’s captain is none other than Kermit the Frog Captain Smollett who is absolutely in love with Miss Piggy no one Indeed Smollett is in direct contrast to the money driven Fozzie Trelawney because he is everything he is not; he is brave and honourable; he is completely true to his word He is competing unknowingly for the attention of Jim The young boy is looking for a farther figure and in Silver and Smollett he sees two potential role models and two potential life choices It all works out in the end though because this is a muppet movie adventure book after all In all seriousness it is an exciting book But for me that’s all it is There are no hidden motives or dark secrets Everything is straight forward clean cut and simple It is a nice easy read Stevenson’s masterpiece is most definitely The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde That’s where the real mystery is at But it doesn’t have muppetsFacebook| Twitter| Insta| Academia

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Treasure IslandTylist a master of both action and atmosphere the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery greed and daring Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons Treasure Island YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUMThis is the iconic novel about pirates that it stands as the best example in this topic and easily one of the most adapted to other media novels in any genreI can remember having watched several adaptations live action films animated movies even an animated film using animals as the characters there is the Muppets' one a Japanese anime TV series an European mini series taking the story to outer space starring Anthony uinn the animated remake of that version by Disney and the current Starz channel preuel TV series Black Sails Just to mention the ones that I have watched but there are a lot of adaptationsWhile the topic of pirates is a popular one I think that there aren't much novels about it At least not examples really worthy of reading them Obviously there are some here and there but taking in account how much options one has in other topics in literature pirates has been a concept seldom touched with successHowever this novel was able to keep on the mind of everybody the storytelling appeal of the topic of pirates inspiring successes on other media such as Japanese anime Captain Harlock and live actions films of Pirates of the CaribbeanFor all that and its own merit Treasure Island keeps retaining the crown as the best novel about pirates Characters like Jim Hawkins Billy Bones Ben Gunn Captain Smollett and of course Long John Silver have become iconic in the universe of literature Even they have been so admired that other authors couldn't resist to makes homagesmentions of them on their own novels such examples like on Peter PanIts appealing is obvious depending the readers many young ones can't resist to be amazed by Jim Hawkins who is 14 years old but he is able to keep up in the middle of adult characters and even being a key character in the success of the adventureTo readers and writers of all ages certainly the character of Long John Silver stands out as one of the best developed characters in the history of literature becoming a model to many following similar ones He is able to do ruthless things but he has a code he has limits and not matter that he is not a nice person there are things that he never will do and for that he is a complicated and truly interesting character to read aboutNot matter how was on real life Robert Louis Stevenson the author was able to show a romantic picture of pirates' world with now iconic elements like islands with treasures maps with x's fearful papers with a black spot peglegs eye patches parrots on shoulders but above all he had no doubt to show how dangerous and murderous can be real pirates