To tell you the truth, I was more than a tad disappointed when I saw that we were going to have to study Treasure Island (the abridged version!) at school this year. Not that I was looking forward to anything better, because English is my third language... still, it used to be my first language earlier on, and I can say with a fairly clear conscience that I'm better at it than anybody in my class. It felt like they thought I was illiterate or something.
So I got the unabridged version off the Internet... not only because I want to enjoy English this year, but also because I'd never read it and wanted to know why it was rated a classic.
I finished it today and I'm still in awe of it. This book is packed with adventure. Drop all your Harry Potters, they're nothing in comparision. Of course, it is a harder read, with all the archaic words and strange similies... but much more worth it, I can assure you. I know some very good writers who have the imagination of a flea and blokes who can't write but have the greatest imagination, but Stevenson is the perfect blend of both! I really am going to enjoy studying this text!