Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is about a man who ends up shipwrecked on a deserted island where he stays for about 28 years. It was published almost 300 years ago so the fact it is still read today is pretty impressive. I, however, just plain didn’t like it. It is very long-winded and repeats itself over and over. I found Robinson to be rather annoying which is too bad since most of the book is just all in his head. Even after he leaves the island (in a rather anti-climactic way) there is another random and strange adventure. I’m pretty sure people in the 1700s must have been really bored since Robinson Crusoe was a popular book back then.

1 (out of 5) Stars

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2 responses to “Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

  1. Ann

    This has been on my list of books to read. Oh my…it sounds much different than what I was anticipating.

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