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Topic: Catriona (aka David Balfour)

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Subject: Catriona (aka David Balfour)
Date Posted: 10/25/2008 10:39 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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'Ello,

I have recently been reading a lot of Robert Louis Stevenson, and when I read this sequel to Kidnapped, I couldn't believe it wasn't more popular. Has anybody else out there read it, and if so, what do you think???

HML

Date Posted: 12/6/2008 9:43 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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Oh, this is sad--really, no one has read this book?

If you have read Kidnapped, and you haven't read Catriona, believe me, YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE STORY! It doesn't end where Kidnapped does. Are there even any Stevenson fans out there at all? I'm hoping so...

If so, what is your favorite of his?

HML

Date Posted: 12/6/2008 7:10 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2006
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A=ha!    All these years, my hubby has kept his boyhood copy of Kidnapped , and I will bet a dollar to a doughnut he doesn't know there is MORE to the story than that first volume!  He wasn't much of a fiction reader as a boy or a youth, but he's doing better now, in his maturity.  (I've been gently shaming him about his not reading anything outside his field, physics.)  Maybe he will even look up David Balfour !

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 12:37 PM ET
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Yes, yes, yes! There is A LOT more! I bought my copy here on Paperback Swap, by the way. :-) I always was a little disappointed at the end of Kidnapped that there wasn't more to the story. It didn't feel like an ending to me. I was SO excited when I heard that I had been right, all along!

I really don't understand why they isolate Kidnapped and make it look like that's the end. It makes me mad! I thoroughly enjoyed Catriona, and I hope that others look it up and give it some more popularity.

 

Blessings,

HML