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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion


Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion; Hardcover, Crown Trade; On Sale Now

It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola on the English coast with his son, Jim, and Long John Silver has returned to England to live in obscurity with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have seemingly ended. But for Jim and Natty, the adventure is just beginning. One night, Natty approaches young Jim with a proposition: return to Treasure Island and find the remaining treasure that their fathers left behind so many years before. As Jim and Natty set sail in their fathers' footsteps, they quickly learn that this journey will not be easy. Immediately, they come up against murderous pirates, long-held grudges, and greed and deception lurking in every corner. And when they arrive on Treasure Island, they find terrible scenes awaiting them—difficulties which require all their wit as well as their courage. Nor does the adventure end there, since they have to sail homeward again...Andrew Motion’s sequel—rollicking, heartfelt, and utterly brilliant—would make Robert Louis Stevenson proud.

“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

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10 comments:

  1. Great contest!
    I would love to win.

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  2. I would love a chance to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. julierupert@gmail.com

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  3. Eeep! Looks wonderful! My family loves the Treasure Island book, so it would be awesome to win this. Thanks!

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  4. Cool contest! First time hearing about this book..love adventure books. :)

    aliasgirl1976@yahoo.com

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  5. I am always looking for a good read. I am a busy mom and love books that take me away to that place where I can let myself go for a few minutes or hours. !

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  6. I loved Treasure Island so am looking forward to this.

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  7. I have never heard of this book. We love Treasure Island at my house and will have to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I loved Treasure Island as well, but this author is new to me. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    rrgreene62(at)gmail(dot)com

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