Sara Levine has a VOICE and a POINT OF VIEW and they are great and exciting and I want to read other .
Sara Levine has a VOICE and a POINT OF VIEW and they are great and exciting and I want to read other things that she writes, absolutely. Narrated by one of the most charismatically irritating Treasure Island!!! is a book a person should reserve judging until they’ve read to the bitter very end. My opinion wavered back and forth several times over the course of its 177 pages, but by the time I had finished I realized that author Sara Levine had done something really calculated and unique.
Treasure Island!!!, Sara Levine’s first novel, warrants its punctuation. It is hard to change a life, and Levine accurately portrays what happens when someone stirs up the secrets and lies we are often content to live with. Her narrator is not necessarily a sympathetic character.
I liked her instantly, even though her tattoo alarmed me: a mermaid stabbing herself with Neptune’s fork. Patty had gone out for more cigarettes e liked to read. Road and Track, the magazine. There was a long pause in which she drank her beer, and I drank my water, both of us gazing at Richard, whose cage I had placed on the floor. Nice bird, she said at last. Thank you. He’s supposed to be a helpmate, but he’s more of a talisman for my journey towards bolder selfhood. I got him after I read Treasure Island.
Sara Levine teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Treasure Island is a poorly written book with poor character development and a plot that goes nowhere. She won a 2008 Bridport Prize for Fiction, a Special Mention in The Pushcart Anthology, and three citations in The Best American Essays.
At age twenty-five, you can’t read a rip-roaring book like Treasure Island and not feel adventure tug on your hand, even if your hand is firmly planted in your pocket, fingering a pigment-dense tube of lip gloss. You waken to the possibilities of bravery and you chafe a good deal at that thing other people call security.
Treasure Island!!! is the story of a ferocious obsession, told by an original voice-intelligent . extensions from RL Stevenson's treasure Island. Sara Levine teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Treasure Island!!! is the story of a ferocious obsession, told by an original voice-intelligent, perverse, relentlessly self-extricating, and funny. A Treasure This is a quirky and often funny book - with a very serious undercurrent.
Why Treasure Island? Why not? For the unnamed narrator of this debut novel, the book forces her to confront the essential challenge of her existence: How can I become a hero of my own life?
Why Treasure Island? Why not? For the unnamed narrator of this debut novel, the book forces her to confront the essential challenge of her existence: How can I become a hero of my own life? It also provides her with what she perceives to be its core values: BOLDNESS.
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