Classical books are the selected novels that have an extraordinary story. A reader always craves for extraordinary stories and all bloggers have to be honestly true about that particular story. Classics have ruled people’s hearts for decades and centuries. All bookworms always lie about reading a classic but I am on a mission to finish the books most readers lie about. So let me take you through my adventure of a new classic novel.
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As most of my general readers might know and I should definitely inform my new readers; this is a classics challenge where I read and review 88 classic novels that I selected. This is the 6th novel in this challenge. As I am reading in advance to keep my books ahead so that my personal life doesn’t come in between my blogging life, this book’s reviews and the summary was decided in advance.
Book Link: Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Publisher: London: Cassell and Company
Genre: Adventure Fiction, Young Adult Fiction.
Chapter: 34 chapters (6 parts).
Pages: 235 pages.
Time: 7 hours and 30 minutes (the time I consumed)
Publishing / Published: 14 November 1883.
When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins’ parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold. Soon after setting sail to recover the treasure, Jim realises that he’s not the only one intent on discovering the hoard. Suddenly he is thrown into a world of treachery, mutiny, castaways and murder, and at the centre of it all is the charming but sinister Long John Silver, who will stop at nothing to grab his share of the loot.
One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 novel introduced us to characters such as the unforgettable Long John Silver, forever associating peg-legged pirates with ‘X marks the spot’ in our cultural consciousness. Following the success of the double Audie Award-winning Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories, Audible Originals UK are excited to announce this reimagination of Stevenson’s coming-of-age story that will captivate all of the family.Taken from Goodreads.
Goodreads: 3.8/5 stars.
Google: 82% liked the book.
Common Sense Media: 5/5 stars.Taken from the internet.
Working at his father’s inn, young Jim Hawkins tends to a captain named Billy who is suddenly killed by his enemies. After his demise, Jim comes across some papers that consist of a map to a hidden treasure. He sets sail with his accomplice to find the hidden treasure with selected crew members. In the middle of the sea when suspicious incidents start happening, Jim doesn’t know that things are about to get sinister and wicked.
This is a great story. I loved it. I couldn’t think of a better adventure novel than this one. Jim is my favourite character. He is brave, intelligent and careless too. The story has a variety of characters served on a dish to you so that you can imagine a story. I loved the concept and the story was well written, no wonder it’s a classic. My favourite part was how they outsmart Captain Silver and when the real adventures begin. The starting got me hooked, with the death of Billy and his father, I can literally feel Jim’s problems and somehow got depressed too but the way he fights those sea pirates is awesome.
A clever, witty and extraordinary story. Couldn’t get enough of it but I had to take 0.5 out because I got lost in the middle of the story. It is too hasty, you see. The pirates on one side, Jim and his people on the other. When they reach the island, I kind of get lost there. The story was going so well but the hastiness of flight and fight got me seriously confused. Although it all comes back in the end. I just feel like I missed the real fun. I have a problem that if I get confused, I stop reading for a while and that’s exactly what happened. I stopped reading. I took an almost one week break then read the ending. Although I loved the story, the hastiness took out all the fun from it.
But it’s actually not even their fault, showing 2 sides of the story are always hard and I got caught up in it. I was like “what the hell just happened there?” I had to read it 2 times to understand. But overall it’s a great great great read. Try it, read it, love it forever.
Book Link: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
That’s it for today. I am stacked up with reviews now. So the few days might be filled with them. Until I finish a printed classic in the romantic challenge I will be reviewing normal classics challenge books.
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