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Book 25

  1. Portis, Charles — True Grit (215 pages)
  2. Simpson, Joe — Touching the Void (210 pages)
  3. Bardin, John Franklin — The Last of Philip Banter (207 pages)
  4. Millar, Martin — The Good Fairies of New York (278 pages)
  5. Millar, Mark — Kick-Ass (190 pages)
  6. Sachar, Louis — Holes (225 pages)
  7. Baxter, Stephen — Moonseed (523 pages)
  8. Buchan, John — The Thirty-Nine Steps (152 pages)
  9. Bukowski, Charles — Post Office (167 pages)
  10. Palahniuk, Chuck — Fight Club (211 pages)
  11. Bemelmans, Ludwig — Madeline's Rescue (50 pages)
  12. Rennison, Nick — Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, Eighth Edition (508 pages)
  13. Rucka, Greg & Steve Lieber — Whiteout (120 pages)
  14. Rucka, Greg & Steve Lieber — Whiteout: Melt (106 pages)
  15. Orwell, George — Homage to Catalonia (267 pages)
  16. Moore, Brian — Catholics (87 pages)
  17. Chatwin, Bruce — The Songlines (296 pages)
  18. Funke, Cornelia — Inkheart (555 pages)
  19. Eddison, E.R. — The Worm Ouroboros (521 pages)
  20. Milligan, Spike — Puckoon (152 pages)
  21. Jones, Diana Wynne — Power of Three (293 pages)
  22. Juster, Norton — The Phantom Tollbooth (264 pages)
  23. Jeffreys, Daniel — America's Back Porch (286 pages)
  24. Robinson, Marilynne — Housekeeping (217 pages)
  25. Stevenson, Robert Louis — Treasure Island (212 pages)

Page count: 6312.

I have been wanting to read — or is it re-read? I'm not sure — Treasure Island for some time. The several references to it in Inkheart increased my desire familiarize myself with the story. The opportunity presented itself when I found myself going to the seaside town of St. Leonards for a week in September. The timing was perfect! As I sat on the pebbly beach reading, a mob of pirates walked by on the boardwalk — apparently it was Hastings Pirate Day. And the following week I found myself travelling to Bristol which, of course, is where the ship leaves England on its way to Treasure Island.

I don't have much to say, as too much has happened since I read Treasure Island. I may have had something insightful to say in August. But then, so much has been written about this fantastic story, I doubt I would have added anything of relevance to any discussion. I enjoyed the book very much, and that will have to be the extent of my observations.

Whenever possible, I try to do a movie tie-in, and there must be a million movie adaptations of Treasure Island, even not counting the silly ones like the Muppet version. Needless to say, I haven't had time to watch any of them recently, so I can't comment on any of them.


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Nov. 8th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
The muppet one is silly, but actually remains pretty faithful to the book (except the singing). I was surprised when I saw it.

I haven't seen any other adaptations, though. :-)
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, I decided to check the IMDb entry to see how many Treasure Island there have been. It lists 37 with the exact title (including Russian and Chinese versions), plus 31 with "Treasure Island" as part of the title, most if not all of which are probably ultimately derived from Stevenson.
Nov. 8th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
And I wonder how many adaptations, such as Treasure Planet and The Adventures of Long John Silver, don't even use the name Treasure Island.
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