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Paperback Details
  • 06/2019
  • 9781073057450 1073057453
  • 304 pages
  • $15.00
Ebook Details
  • 06/2019
  • B07SWQDTNN
  • 304 pages
  • $7.02
Ben Jeapes
Author
H.M.S. Barabbas
Ben Jeapes, author
Jim Hawkins is old enough to make his own way in the world, and determined to put the wealth he acquired on Treasure Island to good use. He wants to travel to London and study medicine, following in the footsteps of his mentor Dr Livesey. But fate and the press gang have other ideas. Jim’s past catches up with him, thanks to the bragging memoir he wrote of the Treasure Island expedition. Because of that, even his friends have entirely the wrong idea about him, and his enemies only care that he knows where there is treasure to be found.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: In this unofficial sequel to Treasure Island, the further adventures of Jim Hawkins make for an entertaining nautical romp, as a turn of bad fortune sees the protagonist pressed into service aboard a Navy ship where he must survive at all costs until he finds his way home again.

Prose/Style: The prose is engaging yet somewhat distant, filtered through the perspective of a much older Jim, as befitting the inspirational source material.

Originality: As a continuation of a classic tale, this upholds the spirit of Treasure Island while adding a new chapter to Jim Hawkins’ adventures. As an added twist, Hawkins’ initial memoirs exist in-universe, thus adding a measure of fame and accomplishment to his reputation. As far as reimaginings of established material go, this is a satisfying take on the original.

Character Development: This tale remains true to the spirit of the source material, with the good-natured and well-meaning Jim seeking an education as a doctor, only to accidentally return to sea. While coming to terms with his past actions, including the death of the pirate Israel Hands, Jim further matures and grows into his destiny as a gentleman.

Date Submitted: August 08, 2019

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 06/2019
  • 9781073057450 1073057453
  • 304 pages
  • $15.00
Ebook Details
  • 06/2019
  • B07SWQDTNN
  • 304 pages
  • $7.02

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