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For those of you that read Treasure Island for the book group, you can review it here.
So everyone, what did you think of it?
Did you enjoy it?
If you read any of the other classics, can you please start a thread for them so that they can be reviewed.
I haven't quite finished reading this yet so won't write my review until I have. Hopefully will be done in a day or two.
Has anyone managed to read this one?
I loved it! Couldn't put it down at the time, & read it in about two days. I suppose I had to get into a bit of a mindset tho & suspend my disbelief for a while. Wish I'd read it when I was a nipper.
I guess I thought the first half of the book was more exciting, when it was a bit more mysterious. The second half not so thrilling, and I wish John Silver had been a bit more evil - he couldn't really pick a side towards the end, and he didn't have much luck keeping the men in line.
Should I say any more? Can't really think what to say at the mo. Has anyone else read it?
I finished this at the weekend and I really enjoyed it. I wasn't too sure to start off with but soon got into it and was hooked. It is a bit of a fairy tale but I thought there was brilliant dialogue and there were some really detailed scenes of adventure and action.
It took me a little while to get used to the language used by the author but there was some great humour in there too.
I thought it was a really good adventure story.
I also enjoyed it. I never got around to reading this as a child - maybe I would have enjoyed different aspects of the book then.
I loved the names he used - they just seemed to roll of the tongue in a very pantomoine way and gave the story a huge fantasy feel.
I will definitely give this to my daughters to read- I think they would enjoy it in a different way.
It's funny that despite the story being quite well known (and so many movie cliches have been taken from this book), I still was able to really enjoyed it, and even feel :butterfly2: in my stomach at certain points of the novel (like when they are escaping from the boat)!. In this sense, its a :hatoff: to Mr. Stevenson's tale-telling abilities, but then again it wouldn't be a classic if it wasn't this good, would it? :tongue:
I guess I thought the first half of the book was more exciting, when it was a bit more mysterious. The second half not so thrilling
I have to say I totally disagree :lol:, as I found the first half quite slow, as if the tension wasn't built up fast enough, but once they got off to the island I couldn't put it down! But maybe it was because, as I said, I'm quite familiar with the story.
and I wish John Silver had been a bit more evil - he couldn't really pick a side towards the end, and he didn't have much luck keeping the men in line.
Again, :happyno:, I think he was evil enough, otherwise he would have stayed friends with Jim at the end of the story (and wouldn't have stolen part of the treasure upon his escape), but that's just my opinion! :tongue:
In the character subject, I loved Silver's character, so filled with contradictions, strong and weak, :twisted: and :pray:, but with a really big soft spot: Jim.
All in, :thumb: book, and looking forward to discussing June's books! :ellie:
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