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H.M.S. Barabbas

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A great continuation of a legendary tale. You'll not regret reading this story.

A classic can be continued as this book will prove to those who enjoyed the original story of Treasure Island. I had recently read the classic again so the story was fresh in mind. That was another reason I wanted to review this book, and I was not disappointed.


This stories continues a few years after Jim Hawkins returns from his famous adventures. What he doesn't imagine is that his adventures are far from over. The treasure will haunt him always.


I take my hat off to the author for keeping the flow of the story running smoothly. The style is more modern, but the heart of the classic still directs the writer's pen. I found myself gladly going along on the new journey and not upset at all with a new direction for the tale's continuation.


A few characters continue, but the author introduces new ones in this new phase of Jim's life. They are well developed and easy to get to know, even the complicated ones.


I think Jim's character is the best one, though the main evil one comes in a short second. Jim is older. He has had time to reflect on his earlier accounts and actions. He has done things he is ashamed of and has to reconcile himself with his actions. It is all a part of growing up, and Jim has a much larger feat than most people do during this stage of their lives.


A delightful read that had many unexpected twists and turns. I couldn't put it down. If you enjoyed the classic story of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, you'll enjoy this story as well. It goes to prove that there is always more to the story than you assume. Don't accept the end as that...the end.


Sit back with a plate of fish and chips and enjoy this tale that is far from being done.



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Ben Jeapes took up writing in the mistaken belief that it would be easier than a real job (it isn’t). Hence, as well as being the author of many novels and co-author of many more, he has also been a journal editor, book publisher, and technical writer. view profile

Published on January 02, 2020

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70000 words

Genre: Young Adult

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