The (surprisingly scary.. but he (RLS) was a horror writer, anyone heard of Jekyll an Hyde? That's another of his) story of a poor boy who lives with his mother at their inn.
Soon after a slightly unusual, lets's say, seaman comes to stay and suddenly dies after giving Jim something in the shape of a map, odder things start to happen, like more very scary and not nice at ALL seamen come along and start causing havoc.
Jim is smart enough o take some harty advice and takes the map to a sea captain in town, who makes a crew to sail to the strange island on the map.
The Mystical Treasure Island.
What happens next, it up to you to find out.
Yes, I am slightly obsessed with this series.
But it's awesome!
What I thought:
Well, I did find it quite a scary book in parts, unusually scary, especially as it is publicised as this amazingly awesome book and little boys in years gone by were all totally (almost spelt totoro...mmm) obsessed with it.. but I suppose, they wanted adventure, action and that jazz as we jazz folk say.
I liked it, yes, it's an amazing story, imaging writing something that became a classic... gosh, that would be a dream come true to so many writers these days... can you imagine writing a novel, either never publishing it or it not doing fantastically when you're alive, then it becomes this massive phenomenon after your death.... imagine that.
Tragic, but it makes me smile for some reason.
Books and writing do that to me.
I liked it, but it was a surprise.
Keep Reading and Writing... and reviewing your work!