Monday, 1 December 2014
Reviews - Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island and Andrew Motion: Silver
Treasure Island (4*)
Silver: Return to Treasure Island (3*)
I read these while putting together the 'Talk Like A Pirate' post.
Despite being published in the 1880s, Treasure Island remains an exciting read.
Andrew Motion has written a worthy sequel - the first half is impressive with the kind of suspense, imagery and mastery of language you would expect from a Poet Laureate, but the story gets a bit tangled up in itself during the second half.
Key to star ratings: 5* would read over and over again, 4* enjoyed it a lot and would recommend, 3* enjoyable/interesting, 2* didn't enjoy, 1* gave up.