Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kidnapped

KidnappedKidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While this story was mostly fast-paced and exciting, it did drag a few times. Redeemed from its reputation as a boys' novel (maybe that's why I never read it as a child?) and now considered a classic, "Kidnapped" held my interest and inspired several Internet searches into Scottish history. My favorite characters were the supporting ones, especially the wicked and greedy Ebenezer Balfour, the wily Highland cardshark Cluny Macpherson and the Latin-quoting lawyer Mr. Rankeillor.

My favorite quote: “I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.”

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1 comment:

  1. We had a slow start on Kidnapped, but, I read it aloud in the car, and my dh loves it, and it's on our school lit for year 4, so, we persevere... now it's picked up momentum, but it also goes into those dragging areas. (And that's a good quote, we just read it last week and it caught my attention too, :))

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