Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is my father’s favorite novel from childhood. I have never really taken a grand interest in it and even tried to start it at one point in college, but never got farther than a chapter in. What a mistake it would have been had I assumed I knew the story and avoided reading it myself!
You think you know the story of Treasure Island, but if you have not read it yet, you know nothing.
The novel is about young Jim Hawkins and his run-in with an assortment of pirates, leading up to his discovery of treasure island. I think my favorite character is Long John Silver… the captain of the mutineers! Silver’s treachery and switching of loyalties is far beyond entertaining… and the way Stevenson writes his characters really draws you in. What incredible storytelling!
Treasure Island has definitely made it to my favorite books list! Worth checking out, even if you are a 20-something year old working in cube world. ESPECIALLY if you are a 20-something year old working in cube world!