Blood, Sweat, and Tears

"Writing styles are not easy to come by, they are forged by fire, they are cooled by the tears of ones own eyes, and they are oiled by the authors own blood; sheathing that style is an entirely new level of pain." - Shy willow

Friday, March 29, 2013

What's Jenn Reading? Stevenson

Treasure IslandTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"

Robert Louis Stevenson may have received a bit of grief from the literary community because of his boyishly written book - Treasure Island but I enjoyed the rapid read.

Stevenson's quick paced book left out some details towards the beginning giving a somewhat rushed feel. The later twists and turns left me wondering what was to happen next.

I enjoyed the story plot, character development, and the imagery. Call me slow, but the tag line above didn't actually make sense to me until I had finished the book.

I was a bit thrown at the main character's/narrators place in the story. However, I enjoyed the adventure and some of the delicate ways that Stevenson described less than delicate situations.

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What do you think of this classic?

Thanks for stopping by!
- Jenn

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