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Silver: Return to Treasure Island Hardcover – August 7, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780307884879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307884879
  • ASIN: 0307884872
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With 'Silver,' Andrew Motion places the poet adventurer up in the sky where he belongs, coasting and gliding in favorable winds, pointing the way to literary treasure." —New York Times Book Review

“Deft, wildly imaginative. . . . Every chapter crackles with energy and action. Lies, betrayals, romance, humor—expect them all. . . . A page-turner that thoughtfully questions its own world—and makes you long for a sequel to the sequel.” —Oprah.com
 
“Crammed with incident, intrigue and peril. . . . One gets easily swept up by the suspenseful story Silver tells, and the excitement, dread and courage of its young narrator and his companions.” Seattle Times
 
“A rollicking adventure. . . . [Silver] has everything: a seagoing adventure with endearing heroes, barbarous pirates, venomous snakes, a loquacious parrot, and romance. Can’t miss.” Library Journal
 
And More Praise from the UK

“Elegant, affectionate homage to Robert Louis Stevenson … A piece of writing born of genuine love and respect for the original.”  The Sunday Times

Deeply pleasing and convivial. . . . As with Treasure Island, Silver is left open to the possibility of its own sequel, and surely no one would wish Motion to swallow the anchor.” The Guardian

“[Silver] reeks of authenticity, cunning, intrigue, suspense and adventure.  It’s brilliant, and for all ages.” Daily Mirror

“[Motion] reinvents Stevenson’s world to reveal its dark underside, illuminating both its mysterious beauty and its grim immortality. . . . Stands in its own right as a companion volume to a literary classic” The Observer

“[An] elegant, thrilling sequel. . . . Motion’s prose, vivid and glowingly poetic, is a brilliant counterpoint to the fascinating action.” The Daily Mail

About the Author

ANDREW MOTION served as Poet Laureate of the UK for ten years and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is now professor of creative writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 


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It was really hard for me to get going in this book through and even harder to finish it.
OlyNomad
The book moves a little slow at times and it appears there is too many dang words, and paragraphs, and pages that seem to be there just to make the book longer.
Terry L
The ending did kind of surprise me a little but the story getting there was just okay and not very exciting.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Myers VINE VOICE on July 5, 2012
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Once again, I'm reviewing a book by a writer whose reputation in his - and my - native England is such that anything he writes will be assured of publication and absurdly laudatory reviews. How can a reviewer for one of what used to be called "the dailies", the national newspapers, possibly suggest that the former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom has written anything less than superlatively without some Long John Silver of an editor lifting a blue pencil and crying "Off with his head!"? They can't, of course, and the question is rhetorical.

Let's cut to the chase, me swabs: This "sequel" to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is an failure because it lacks the sine qua non of any adventure yarn: to wit, adventure, and one might add, suspense.

We already know from the onset of the book that young Jim Hawkins Jr. will survive - He's lived to tell the tale, after all - and that his beloved friend Natty will as well. He's such a straight-laced, virtuous boy scout of a character though that, at times, I wish he'd been impaled on one the ever so vile castaway's "gullies" - gully being a Scottish term for a dagger which Motion handily purloins from Stevenson.

Everything is so bleeding predictable. From the the handsome, upright Captain (cough, cough) "Beamish", to the nobility of the slaves, the evil leers of the "maroons" etc. etc. etc. I was never in doubt as to what was going to happen in the next instance.

The other cardinal sin, as two other reviewers, so far, have pointed out, is that Motion infects what should be an historical novel with a very 21st century sensibility. It just won't wash, so to speak.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lizz A. Belle VINE VOICE on September 3, 2012
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Like a lot of people, I read Treasure Island when I was about 9 and ate it up. I think RLS is a phenomenal writer who will always be known for wonderful swashbuckling tales and the book certainly makes a great movie.

This book, however, notsomuch. I found it taking too long to get anywhere in the beginning, especially when Hawkins chases this wasp for 5 pages. I really failed to understand why this lengthy chase was important to the book.

The story was good enough to read, but I don't know if it is worth a second, third or fourth read. The back story of Treasure Island seemed unnecessary. I would think anyone who picks up this book will be familiar enough with its predecessor that we do not need a great description of what happened before this.

If you are an RLS fan this is something worth checking out, but I would say if you don't care for pirates, sea-faring voyages or RLS himself, you might want to pass.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kear VINE VOICE on August 27, 2012
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In the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island comes a tale of Young Jim Hawkins and Natty Silver. Young Jim is the son of Jim Hawkins. The elder Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola. Long John Silver, Natty's father, has returned to England to live in obscurity.

Long John is up to his old tricks when he sends Natty after "The Map." Natty, in turn, gets Young Jim Hawkins involved in the adventure as they return to Treasure Island to find the remaining treasure that their fathers left behind so many years before. As Jim and Natty set sail on the Nightingale, they quickly learn that this journey will not be as easy as the dreamed it would be. They come up against many unforeseen dangers on the sea and on the island. Murderous pirates, long-held grudges, greed and deception are lurking in every corner. Arriving at Treasure Island, they are confronted with difficulties which will require all their wit as well as their courage in order to overcome the things they are witnessing.

This is a good tale to follow in the footsteps of the classic - but with a twist or two of its own.
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I read Treasure Island several decades ago when I was in middle school and I remember enjoying it, especially the sense of adventure, danger, and suspense. When I saw Silver, I could not help picking it up because I wanted to see if it could measure up to the original. After reading it, I have found it to be an enjoyable read, and though not quite as masterfully written as the original, it can stand on its own merit.

I'm not going to rehash the plot of Treasure Island here, but at the end of TI, readers get the sense that author R.L. Stevenson did leave room for a sequel. In Silver, Jim Hawkins of TI has retired from his adventures and it is his son, the young Jim Hawkins who is called upon to aid Long John Silver's daughter, Nat in finding the treasure their fathers left behind.

It appeared to me that Silver was part romance, part adventure story as Jim Hawkins junior's evolution as a character seems to grow more out of his emotional reaction to Nat and not so much as a result of their adventure together. I discovered that the author, Andrew Motion is a poet, which made sense when I looked at the way Silver was written - there's a lyrical quality to his writing.

When Nat and Hawking Jr. arrive at the island, they find breathtaking elements and also make horrific discoveries. Author Andrew Motion is able to evoke these elements in a credible manner, making the picture clear and vividly alive. I see this book appealing to Young Adults especially since it is written in more accessible language than the original. Young adults reluctant to read the original might be tempted to do so after reading this dramatic and well-written sequel.
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