I finished "The Island of Dr Moreau" (mentioned in another thread). As with any castaway book written in the first person, he escaped, although is a little traumatised by the whole thing, which is understandable after a year on a small island shared with monsters, a mad scientist and a drunken medical student. Especially as his his faithful man-dog monster was killed. Not as good as "The War of the Worlds" but HG Wells definitely deserves his fame. Anyway, to the point... I would like to read a good account of a genuine desert island castaway if such a thing exists. Having seen the Tom Hanks film, read the above, The Lord of the Flies and probably others, I'd like read 'the real thing'. No monsters required. Any recommendations? RR seems the right place to ask!