Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

I think it's been over a month since I actually finished reading this, and I realize that a month might be too long to wait before writing my impressions on the story. On the other hand, I guess waiting a month before writing a book review helps to illuminate what I really got out of the story.

The first thing I have to say about Robinson Crusoe is that I was utterly surprised to learn that the story places him on this freakin' island for nearly 30 years! I mean, I thought it was going to be a fast moving story about him being resourceful and inventive, and fighting cannibals, and befriending natives in the span of 3 years, maybe, before he gets rescued by his fellow countrymen. All of that did happen, but over 30 years!

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