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Treasure Island!!!
Treasure Island!!! | Sara Levine
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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. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever done a foolish, overbold act? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broke from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold? 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. Treasure Island!!! is the story of a ferocious obsession, told by an original voice-intelligent, perverse, relentlessly self- extricating, and funny.
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RachelO
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So... #ANationOfThieves is from a TV series inspired by Treasure Island (thanks @EadieB !) The tagged is a quite daft (so far) book about a woman who also becomes inspired (obsessed may be more accurate) by Treasure Island, after her sister accidentally leaves her library books on her sofa.

Favourite quote so far:
“Treasure Island,” Lars mused. “Ever worry that if you only read one book, you‘ll get scurvy of the brain?”

#soaringscores

EadieB @RachelO This is the classic book that the show Black Sails is a prequel to (edited) 2mo
RachelO @EadieB Thank you! I hadn‘t heard of Black Sails before. (edited) 2mo
EadieB @RachelO You‘re welcome! My husband is watching it right now! 2mo
CrowCAH Lol are matey tis quite the pirate 🏴‍☠️ tale you speak of! 2mo
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quietjenn
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Super fancy lunch time !

batsy Aaah, Europa does it again with a fab cover! 3mo
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callielafleur
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I've had this on my TBR for years, thanks to Literary Disco, and it was worth the wait. A woman in her 20s reads Treasure Island and becomes obsessed, wanting to live her life by the core ideas found therein. This includes buying a very expensive parrot with whom she doesn't get along and who suffers an untimely end, so TW for that. There's friend drama, relationship drama, family drama. It's so darkly funny, I just loved it. 4.5⭐

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callielafleur
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Suddenly this main character reminds me of Anne Shirley. Doesn't this feel like something she would say while Marilla is chopping vegetables and trying not to roll her eyes?

Tanisha_A Yep, sounds like that! 😆 9mo
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callielafleur
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Just started this one while I wait for a test to run at work. I sure hope the rest of the book lives up to this first sentence!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Haha! I hope so too!!! 9mo
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Booksnchill
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This review is for “Slower” Sara Levine‘s short story and number 2 in the Short Story Advent Calendar. This one is a gut punch- mixed race couple with a child- mother is a paralegal and social climber, dad is a small time pot dealer and main caretaker of the child. Story is told from his POV- he is compassionate and a good man. Mother leaves him when her parents visit- says the baby made him slow- he slows down to rationalize what has happened.

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Zelma
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I couldn't decide how to rate this but overall liked it; I just wanted a tad more with the ending. This is such a weird novel that reminded me of A Confederacy of Dunces. Similar unlikeable protagonist who does awful things that she can wholly justify; I couldn't decide for the most of the book if she was just awful or crazy. Quirky supporting characters, incl. an awesome parrot named Richard. Not a book for everyone but well-written and original.

vivastory On my tbr 3y
Zelma @vivastory it's a pretty quick read. 3y
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