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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  1. I am like the biggest Treasure Island fan on the planet. It seriously is the first book I remember reading that had everything and more. It turned me onto books like no other and is probably what ignited my love of literature.
    Read the original Velvet.
    No offense to the author here, though he will probably take it, there is no comparison to Robert Louis Stevenson.
    I urge you to read the classic. Let me know if you want me to buy you a kindle copy. I will. :-)

  2. I want to read the final book in the Ashfall series.

  3. A book which I look forward to enjoying is The Daring ladies of Lowell. thanks for your great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Luv to read about treasure and pirates.

  5. I am excited to read The Goldfinch. Haven't read it yet.

  6. I would like to read Delicious by Ruth Reichl. Many thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. I'm looking forward to Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd.

  8. I loved Treasure Island and would like to get my hands on this retelling! Anyway, I'm most looking forward to Independent Study.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

  9. Please make this on international!
    I will pay for the postage (if I win, of course).

  10. I'm ready to read The One.
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