Book Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

In my opinion, this is the worst book I have ever read.

My English class at school has been reading this for the entire last semester and I disliked it from the beginning. We are reading an unabridged version, so there are all sorts of spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes in it — which, for a grammar Nazi like me, is like pure torture. The story line is fairly predictable, it’s hard to follow what is going on, Crusoe tracks each day very carefully for about three pages and then jumps ahead four years, etc. I don’t think it is very well written. It’s a classic, but classic doesn’t mean good.

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Filed under Adventure, Ages 10-12, Ages 13-15, Ages 15+, Ages 8-10, Books I Didn't Like

2 responses to “Book Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

  1. speedstar101

    typical Grace, can’t appreciate true works of art. She probably won’t even post this comment because of the content, but whatevs. The storyline was extremely good, and I loved the way he thrives in a barren land.

    • This is my blog and I am entitled to my own opinion. You’re allowed to like it. I’m allowed to dislike it. I can appreciate a true work of art when it truly is a work of art. I do not consider Robinson Crusoe to be that.

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