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  1. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    It seems that many people base their opinions on this book by how well it stood up to the 80s movie Well, I have not seen the movie, nor do I want to The book describes things perfectly.After their ship catches fire, two children cousins are tossed into a dingy with Paddy, an able seaman They drift for some days before coming upon an abandoned ship and later, an uninhabited paradise island There they stay for many years, partaking of the island s yield and exploring its mysteries.I really It seems that many people base their opinions on this book by how well it stood up to the 80s movie Well, I have not seen the movie, nor do I want to The book describes things perfectly.After their ship catches fire, two children cousins are tossed into a dingy with Paddy, an able seaman They drift for some days before coming upon an abandoned ship and later, an uninhabited paradise island There they stay for many years, partaking of the island s yield and exploring its mysteries.I really enjoyed this Stacpoole is amazing in his ability to put the reader in a scene and make us see what he sees, smell what he smells and feel what he feels.The island simply comes alive in all its poetry and magic.Is the story perfect No its not But while some will roll their eyes at a certain point in the story, thinking it incomprehensible that Dick and Emmeline could bequite so naive, I would remind them of the time period At eight years old its at this age that their whole life is turned upside down they still believed that babies were born under cabbages and replaced under cabbages if all was not well and they needed to grow someview spoiler While the birth itself was very implausable wake up and there it isthe actual pregnancy not being mentioned, I accepted Chances are they never saw a pregnant woman it was well hidden in those days and Emmeline s growing stomach may well not have been remarked upon As for the name Hannah for a boy cringe I ll admit that s cheesy But again, they were eight years old when they lost touch with civilization as they knew it Think of how many pets have been bequeathed strange monikers by children Sailors, also, went by some odd names And remember, the children s memories of their life pre island at this point had grown dimmer and dimmerbut why HannahWhy is a good question Maybe to keep people talking 100 years later hide spoiler An interesting point for Stacpoole fans is that the sailor Paddy in this story is actually Patsy grown up from Stacpooles earlier novel by that name Also the children are relatives of the Lestranges featured in that novel.BOTTOM LINE Wonderful escape read However Stacpoole s Beach of Dreams surpasses this in my estimation.CONTENT SEX Fade to blackVIOLENCE One fight with an octopod PROFANITY Mild D s MY RATING PG for thematic elements


  2. Deary Darling Deary Darling says:

    I don t really wish to review this book If I did I would have to criticize certain implausible moments like Hannah s birth or lack thereof My experience with this book has me questioning how much personal freedom I allow myself as a reader to enjoy what I m reading without judgment The truth is I loved this book It wasn t the story, or even the writing, it was the spirit of the book, or rather, what I perceived to be, the spirit of the author that I felt swept up and carried away by I lik I don t really wish to review this book If I did I would have to criticize certain implausible moments like Hannah s birth or lack thereof My experience with this book has me questioning how much personal freedom I allow myself as a reader to enjoy what I m reading without judgment The truth is I loved this book It wasn t the story, or even the writing, it was the spirit of the book, or rather, what I perceived to be, the spirit of the author that I felt swept up and carried away by I liken my experience with this book to sitting with a dear old soul who s heart is struck by wonder as he ponders What would it be like if and just like that I watch his imagination take flight over the vast Pacific Ocean and alight on the tiny Island of his story What innocence What fears What would we know of love if we had no preconceived ideas I listen and its a flight of fancy and I m fortunate enough to be taken along for the ride.My reaction to Hannah s appearance in the story troubles me I felt cranky Here I was enjoying this book and telling people how lovely it was and then this ridiculous thing happened It made me mad Why The embarrassing reason is that I don t want people thinking less of me because I enjoyed a book with such a ridiculous plot issue How awful What troubles me just as much is how much do I allow this inhibition, this ridiculous self consciousness to effect my own writing What flights of fancy do I miss because I m too hung up on making sure I don t blunder and make a fool out of myself So, a kiss on Mr Henry de Vere Stacpoole s dear old cheek today, not only for a lovely story, but for the opportunity to stop and look at myself What is the point in reading if I m not allowing myself the freedom to just let go and enjoy without censure When we have learnt to call storms, storms, and death, death, and birth, birth, when we have mastered the sailor s horn book and Mr Piddington s law of cyclones, Ellis s anatomy and Lewer s midwifery, we have already made ourself half blind We have become hypnotized by words and names We think in words and names, not in ideas the commonplace has triumphed, the true intellect is half crushed Henry de Vere Stacpoole, The Blue Lagoon A Romance


  3. ☆drea☆ wears the cheese ☆drea☆ wears the cheese says:

    I can see this being a tuff read for some ppl as its pretty much all descriptive my five star rating comes from the fact that it was published in the 1900 s and deals with some pretty controversial issues, especially dealing with children and teens I loved this book, but some of that may be rooted to my memories of the movie being one of my favorites in the 80s I found the ending poetic, I dont think i ll read the next one, just leave it as is oh yeah, plus its free onkindle ap.


  4. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    1908 novel that was the basis for the film of the same title Pure escapism, but beautifully written The baby s birth was a little unbelievable, but Google does say it is rare but possible The children do seem incredibly naive by today s standards, but not perhaps for two isolated wealthy children in 1908 I m sure well bred people of that time never discussed or even used words like sex or pregnancy in front of their children The attitude toward a lifein harmony with nature must 1908 novel that was the basis for the film of the same title Pure escapism, but beautifully written The baby s birth was a little unbelievable, but Google does say it is rare but possible The children do seem incredibly naive by today s standards, but not perhaps for two isolated wealthy children in 1908 I m sure well bred people of that time never discussed or even used words like sex or pregnancy in front of their children The attitude toward a lifein harmony with nature must have been controversial for the time the novel was written, especially with regard to sex The ending of the book wasdefinite than the film s ending, which I liked Not a perfect novel, but an enjoyable one


  5. Steve R Steve R says:

    Stacpoole s 1907 novel tells of two innocent children who find themselves marooned on a tropical island in the Pacific after the ship carrying them to San Francisco catches fire and eventually explodes They are initially accompanied by Paddy Button, an illiterate sailor who dies in a drunken stupor about 2 years into their sojourn on the island, which lasts another five years, during which they grow from being 8 years old to 14 or 15 With nothing to read and only the minimal amount of tools Stacpoole s 1907 novel tells of two innocent children who find themselves marooned on a tropical island in the Pacific after the ship carrying them to San Francisco catches fire and eventually explodes They are initially accompanied by Paddy Button, an illiterate sailor who dies in a drunken stupor about 2 years into their sojourn on the island, which lasts another five years, during which they grow from being 8 years old to 14 or 15 With nothing to read and only the minimal amount of tools tinder box, saw, hatchet , they often spend most of the day totally naked, and idle with an innocence that Rousseau would idealize There is a stone monolith with rough facial features among the trees on the island, under whose countenance they initially learn to kiss and make love A few months later Dick, the boy, upon his return from a foraging expedition looks for Emmaline, the girl, but she is not in their rude house She then appears, bearing their son, whom they name Hannah Previously having been so shocked by the discovered corpse of Paddy a crab crawled out of his mouth, and half his face was being consumed by worms that she never re visited its site, the birth of their son indicates to her that, like death, nature allows for birth Circumstances conspire against them one morning and they find themselves without oars in their dinghy being drawn out away from the island by the tide Coincidentally, their uncle, one of the few other survivors from the wreck of the Northumberland Paddy and the childers had been separated from the other two longboats by a thick fog while all the castaways on another of the boats died of thirst through their failure to secure water supplies when exiting who had not given up on his efforts to find the children, is in a schooner which discovers their dinghy afloat and the young family asleep A real romance as the title indicates, very well written and relatively simple in both scope and execution Dick s fight with a shark to land an albacore and his near death in an attack from an octopod are particular highlights Stacpoole knew both the world of which he was writing and his fair share of classicallore for instance, as Dick blows on some punk to start a fire, he was looking not unlike Aeolus as represented on those old Dutch charts that smell of schiedam and snuff , and give one mermaids and angels instead of soundings Overall, pretty good, and the basis of at least four movies, the 1949 version of which was the truest to the novel


  6. Sarah Beth Sarah Beth says:

    I have long had an obsession with the 1980 Brooke Shields version of this movie I will stop whatever I m doing if The Blue Lagoon is on tv including schoolwork, chores, a run, etc I had no idea that this novel was such a hit in its time and has been made into not one but three different movie versions following its publication in 1908 It is the story of two cousins that are stranded on an island and discover death, sex, and love by experiencing it The story has clear Adam and Eve connect I have long had an obsession with the 1980 Brooke Shields version of this movie I will stop whatever I m doing if The Blue Lagoon is on tv including schoolwork, chores, a run, etc I had no idea that this novel was such a hit in its time and has been made into not one but three different movie versions following its publication in 1908 It is the story of two cousins that are stranded on an island and discover death, sex, and love by experiencing it The story has clear Adam and Eve connections, as well as subtle references to Lewis Carroll s Alice in Wonderland I love Emmeline and Richard s story Yay for free ebooks


  7. Kayla Kayla says:

    Classic storySo I ve obviously seen the movie before even realizing there was also a book So of course while listening to this book I m picturing scenes from the book The book is definitelydetailed But I admit to actually liking the movie better.3 Stars


  8. Hana Hana says:

    Henry de Vere Stacpoole writes beautifully and I loved The Beach of Dreams A Romance and The Man Who Lost Himself This is his most famous book and was made into a movie which I have not seen I found it rather uneven The book opens with a ship fire that strands two young children cousins in a boat with an old Irish sailor, inevitably named Paddy They spend days drifting about on the Pacific currents while Paddy tells stories and feeds them on ship s biscuit This part was about a three s Henry de Vere Stacpoole writes beautifully and I loved The Beach of Dreams A Romance and The Man Who Lost Himself This is his most famous book and was made into a movie which I have not seen I found it rather uneven The book opens with a ship fire that strands two young children cousins in a boat with an old Irish sailor, inevitably named Paddy They spend days drifting about on the Pacific currents while Paddy tells stories and feeds them on ship s biscuit This part was about a three star for me mostly because I m not keen on reading dialect Eventually the three survivors are cast up on a magnificent coral atoll where they set about finding food and shelter As always, de Vere Stacpoole s descriptions of nature are arrestingly beautiful and sometimes terrifying The story moves along briskly and Paddy s view spoiler ultimate demise is horrifying and well told hide spoiler.The children grow up in this Eden rediscovered in a state of complete innocence I enjoyed Emmeline and Richard as children, and as teenagers Things getcomplicated as they discover their sexual desires and the inevitable happens Their coming of age is done very delicately in fact so delicately that it bordered on the unbelievable and the author lost me when view spoiler Emmeline delivers a baby and doesn t know how it happened She was apparently unconscious at the time and somehow she never noticed she was pregnant Come on No way hide spoiler But I suppose this is on one level a parable about innocence and how it might have been mankind never left the Garden Even with the improbable bits I loved the descriptions of life on Emmeline and Richard s island If de Vere Stacpoole had left it at that I would rate this one four stars, but the ending was simply ridiculous and very unsatisfying For maximum enjoyment read the first two parts of this novel and imagine your own ending


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    I usually have a hard time giving a book 2 starsjust because usually I can find something about it I really liked This book was no exception I LOVED the whole shipwrecked part of the story, and the descriptions of the island were amazing I also bought the whole cousin romance thing, I mean, there was a time when cousins marrying was totally normal Also, given the fact there were not many other folks around to choose from, it worked What ruined it for me was the fact they named their SO I usually have a hard time giving a book 2 starsjust because usually I can find something about it I really liked This book was no exception I LOVED the whole shipwrecked part of the story, and the descriptions of the island were amazing I also bought the whole cousin romance thing, I mean, there was a time when cousins marrying was totally normal Also, given the fact there were not many other folks around to choose from, it worked What ruined it for me was the fact they named their SON Hannah Umm, really You lived in civilization for half your life and you couldn t think of one boy s name I sort of bought the whole I Didn t know I was Pregnant Episode , even though my 4 year old knows that babies grow in a woman s bellyI guess I could buy that these kids had never encountered a pregnant woman I don t think you need to make the kids complete morons to justify the pre marital cousin sex..but that s just me I am sure this book was very forward thinking for 1908


  10. Sharon Sharon says:

    My favorite thing about The Blue Lagoon was H de Vere Stacpoole s brilliant descriptions of the beauty and adventure of being on a restless sea and a flourishing, deserted island I d never thought of a boat kissing the sea or birds in flight looking like stars before I was surprised that the romance that dominates the 1980 movie version of The Blue Lagoon doesn t appear until shortly after the middle of the novel As I was reading, I kept thinking that something besides the ick factor of My favorite thing about The Blue Lagoon was H de Vere Stacpoole s brilliant descriptions of the beauty and adventure of being on a restless sea and a flourishing, deserted island I d never thought of a boat kissing the sea or birds in flight looking like stars before I was surprised that the romance that dominates the 1980 movie version of The Blue Lagoon doesn t appear until shortly after the middle of the novel As I was reading, I kept thinking that something besides the ick factor of Emmeline and Dick being cousins about the romance was off I realized that their romance was a lot less sophisticated than the modern romances I m use to There isn t any flirting or clever lines The romance or maybe I should call it courting just happens


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