Treasure Island!!!

Levine, Sara

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Treasure Island!!!
"When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs (ice cream scooper; gift wrapper; laziest ever part-time clerk at the Pet Library) reads Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. ... Convinced that Stevenson's book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its core values: boldness, resolution, independence, and horn-blowing. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a hostile Amazon parrot that refuses to follow the script, our heroine embarks on a domestic adventure more frightening than anything she'd originally planned"--Book jacket flap.

Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2012.
ISBN: 1609450612
Characteristics: 172 p. ;,21 cm.


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Dec 03, 2014
  • Novel_Librarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Know this: the unnamed main character of this novella is kind of an awful person. If you can accept that, then she is hilarious. 25, underemployed and aimless, she decides to adopt the core values she sees in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure tale. Boldness! Resolution! Independence! Horn-blowing! Also there’s a parrot. What could go wrong?

Jun 30, 2014

Part satire and part absurd farce, this book is absolutely hilarious. The writing makes the awful, delightfully delusional narrator engaging and amusing. A pithy tone throughout the story illustrates exactly who our hero is. Great for anyone who's okay with not taking the protagonist at all seriously.

Sep 23, 2013

The description piques my interest. Then I read the comments: "bleh" "yech" "faint praise" and then "I LOVE THIS". So I will try it- often my tastes run counter to the culture-at-large.

Jun 18, 2012
  • Urbano rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

The narrator is appalling without being even slightly interesting. Very over-hyped book.

Mar 19, 2012
  • bdemian rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Presumably a spoof of memoirs, but too scattershot and dull in its targets - and the narrator is more annoying than engaging.

Jan 25, 2012
  • bvcxz321 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

-not as good as its reputation.
-it'd make a cute 1/2 hour tv comedy.

Jan 07, 2012
  • thelung2020 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I haven't finished this book yet, but so far it is REALLY good and I can't wait to finish it. It's DEFINITELY worth reading. If it isn't available at your local library, put it on hold and have it delivered. You won't regret it. It remiinds me a lot of the book 'Clowngirl' by Monica Drake; also a really good read. Pick up Treasure Island!!! today!!!!!!!


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