I love pirates and pirate stories. The adventure and independence on the high-seas is something that speaks to old boyhood fantasies. Sadly, I didn't find much of that adventure in Treasure Island. It was interesting seeing where all of the pirate story conventions originated, but otherwise it wasn't as exciting as I wished it would be. Jim was one of the most boring characters I've read in a while and there's surprisingly not that much "high-sea" or pirate adventure. Maybe it was the language...or maybe the book just hasn't aged well in general. This is one book that does deserve a kick-ass movie adaptation though!