Book reviews

"Treasure Island" (R.L. Stevenson, 1883)

I decided a needed a bit of light reading and what best than books about pirate adventures?

I am not sure if I had read this book when I was a child. I certainly had started reading it a few times when flying long-haul flights, but for some reason never finished it... except for this time!

It actually reads quite fast once you get past the initial, background-establishing, slower chapters. Some passages feel quite 'raw' compared to what one would expect from nowadays' "politically correct" stories, but still the protagonist doesn't seem to kill on purpose or viciously, so I guess that saves his face, so to speak.

Now I want to go back to Bristol and look at the pub I quietly ignored when I was in Bristol. Hah!