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His voice is unlike any other. (New Statesman)
Motion is a beautiful lyricist unpretentiously and precisely describing those things worth having even as he casts unsettling shadows across them (Guardian)
[I]nventive. The struggles that ensue on the island are, frankly, more gripping than what Stevenson came up with... In one respect Motion excels Stevenson by a long sea mile. He is better at natural description... Motion has achieved that very difficult thing: a children's novel that works even better for adults. (John Sutherland The Times)
The thrilling follow-up to Treasure Island, as told by one of England's greatest contemporary writers.See all Product Description
Poorly constructed and unlikeable characters. A turgid plot. Just jolly hard work to wade through. I did manage to get to the end, and oh was I pleased when I did. Read morePublished 6 months ago by pantodame
The ghosts of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver sail again to Treasure Island. Well anyway their spirits in the guise of son and daughter. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Grr
Not as good as Treasure Island, but, not a disappointment and a nice book to read.Published 7 months ago by John Smith
A brave attempt to repeat the excitement of the (almost) inimitable original.Published 11 months ago by Mr. M. C. Head
RL Stevenson’s novel has enchanted and fascinated generations of readers since its publication in the late nineteenth century. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Douglas Kemp
Andrew Motion writes beautifully and echoes many of the folk, places and actions in the original - there are a number of twists which keep the interest up right through the book;... Read morePublished 18 months ago by maoFox
I don't like writing bad reviews because this is someone's artistic work. However, the author chose to write a sequel rather than writing his own book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael C
Worth a read and well worth the 120 wait for sequel it's was gripping til the end. Please write part 3 !!!!!!!!!Published 20 months ago by Geri