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James A. Owen

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe When starting this book, I came to the conclusion that I don't like this first person narrative style.
Gulliver's Travels was sometimes entertaining, but most of the time it was a chore. Since Gulliver's Travels was a satirical comment to the British life, I can understand why it could have been hard for me to connect to it.
But Robinson Crusoe awoke my hate of slaving and torturing myself through Gulliver's, that I had to stop reading during the second chapter..
I couldn't bring myself to continue reading, since the story just wasn't interesting enough. I do know the story of Robinson Crusoe, so when I flipped to the middle of the book to see if that was better, I knew I didn't give the story away..

But in conclusion, it wasn't worth it for me. There are a lot better classics like Treasure Island, but interestingly that one does not use the trepidated first person narrative...