Saturday, March 31, 2012

Extra Books - March 26 to March 31

  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Published: 1883
    • Genre: Adventure
    • Why I picked it up: Fan of Muppet Treasure Island since I was little (Tim Curry!!), never read the book
    • Rating: 3 stars
    • Challenges: TBR Double Dare
    • My Thoughts:
      • Yes, somehow Muppet Treasure Island is one of my favourite movies. I used to watch it all the time as a kid, renting it at the movie store. When I saw it on DVD at HMV when I was in grade six, I bought it. I still love watching it, it's just so funny and it's got pirates and I love Jim Hawkins and Silver played by Tim Curry, he's fantastic.
      • I wasn't really expecting too many similarities between the novel and the Muppet movie but I was expecting a slightly more similar plot line. Compared to the 90s film, this book from the 1800s seemed a little flat. Silver was great, and I still liked Hawkins. But the style just didn't really stir up a lot of excitement for me, despite the subject matter.
      • I mostly read this book because I felt obligated to. Classic literature just isn't really my thing :/ But I appreciate the origins of one of my favourite movies ;)

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