Thursday, January 2, 2014

Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion

Return to Treasure Island
by Andrew Motion

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Published: 2013
Publisher: Broadway Books
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, YA
Paperback: 416 pages
Rating: 4


Almost forty years following the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver have seemingly put their maritime adventures to rest. Jim has settled on the English coast with his son Jim, and Silver has returned to rural England with his daughter Natty. While their escapades may have ended, for Jim and Natty the adventure is only just beginning.

One night, Natty approaches young Jim with a proposition: return to Treasure Island and find the remaining treasure that their fathers left behind. As they set sail in their fathers' footsteps, Jim and Natty cannot imagine what awaits them. Murderous pirates, long-held grudges, noxious greed, and wily deception lurk wickedly in the high seas, and disembarking onto Treasure Island only proves more perilous. Their search for buried treasure leaves every last wit tested and ounce of courage spent. And the adventure doesn't end there, since they still have to make their way home...

My two-bits:
I should start by saying that I have not read the classic, Treasure Island, so this review is based solely on this story.

The allure and adventure that of Treasure Island drives the characters in this story. Along with the riches of the island the characters experience the consequences that are linked to the treasure which may not be as expected.

I found this an entertaining read, but not as rip-roaring as described in the book blurb.


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