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Treasure Island!!! Paperback – December 7, 2011
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"Levine is a wonderful storyteller with a vibrant voice. “Treasure Island!!!” is a rollicking tale, shameless, funny and intelligent." — New York Times Book Review
"[An] irreverent comic novel of self-empowerment." — O., The Oprah Magazine
"An absurdist comedy of suburbia." — The New York Times
"Levine sports an original, brutally witty voice." — The Washington Post
"I laughed my way through...this addictive little pageturner." — The Boston Bibliophile
"This highly original, farcical novel will keep you entertained." — Library Journal
"A sassy first novel ... You can't go wrong." — Library Journal Prepub Alert
"Levine's subtle insight about the egocentric nature of our society is knife-sharp." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Levine...is a tremendously funny writer." — Time Out Chicago
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PS: Any violence toward humans and animals that takes place in this novel is relegated to an imaginary world and was not tested on actual humans and animals. ;)
I wrote my final essay for my major on the display of animal treatment in Levine's novel, looking at the character of Richard (the mistreated parrot) as a point of view in the story.Read more ›
Levine is both a brilliant comedian and an acute literary critic. Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' is a great adventure story but as disturbing, in its way, as 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,' filled with graphic violence and unacknowledged depths of Freudian family drama. Levine makes manifest 'Treasure Island''s latent content. The result is both thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny.
I always get an extra measure of enjoyment reading books that I'm dead-certain the author enjoyed writing. Sara Levine must have enjoyed herself HUGEly creating this comic gem. Every writer's fantasy, or at least every comic writer's wish.
Author, What If the Hokey Pokey Really Is What It's All About?
In my mind, when I read the summary, I envisioned a short and funny story. True enough, it was short. Only four discs-- 4 hours, 47 minutes. The story was funny, but in a snarky sort of way. The main character is a self-absorbed, calculating, irresponsible brat. In fact, I came close to walking away, but kept telling myself, just a few more minutes. Then a few minutes grew into a couple of hours and well, I couldn't stop listening. I had to know how it ended. Speaking which, the ending, that is, there wasn't one. Okay, maybe that's not exactly true, but there wasn't a solid one. Sara Levine's slice of life novella ended on an ironic note, leaving this reader to ponder.
No regrets with this audio book, but I wouldn't recommend it to pet lovers. The abuse and neglect over the Amazon parrot was hard to stomach. That said, Levine is a natural-born storyteller and the narrator, Emily Durante, captures the character's voice perfectly.
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Sara is a captivating writer. She gave a new twist on an old classic. Fun read, with a dark undertone.Published 12 months ago by Lisa Kay
My objection to this book is not a reflection on the obvious talent of its author but on how it was misrepresented here at Amazon. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Valerie K. Lerman
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I picked this book for my book club after listening to the author on NPR. I was drawn to the idea of a laugh out loud, crazy main character....I was sadly disappointed. Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Treasure Island is a poorly written book with poor character development and a plot that goes nowhere. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Megnaeny
I am on my second read of this hilarious novel so that I can teach it in my graduate fiction class. This book is a wonder--a truly funny work of fiction of about a young,... Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by R. Romm
The reason I didn't give this book 1 star, is that it is well written. It is written from the viewpoint of the flawed main character. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Sum1