>> Monday, September 22, 2008
Publication Date: Originally 1883, this edition 2000
Challenges: Decades 08 #10 (1880’s), TBR 2008 #12
This is yet another of those classics that I managed to miss. It’s part coming of age story, part adventure and really just an enjoyable read.
Jim Hawkins is helping his parents run an inn as the story opens, before long, he’s off on an adventure as a cabin boy in search of treasure. Long John Silver is a great character. There were more twists and turns in the story than I’d expected. I somehow managed to never see a movie version either, so this was truly my first exposure to this book.
For a book written so long ago, it was easier than some ‘classics’ to read. That’s probably because it was written for a younger audience. Definitely a classic worth reading.