New book recommendation wanted - castaway type

John Dollar is nor true though as far as I can see from Amazon.

Thanks JD - I'll have a look at the second. I suppose being stranded on desert islands isn't as common as hollywood / fiction would have you believe!
 
Good_CO said:
John Dollar is nor true though as far as I can see from Amazon.

Thanks JD - I'll have a look at the second. I suppose being stranded on desert islands isn't as common as hollywood / fiction would have you believe!

Hi CO - no not true - but like all the best fiction very plausible :thumright:
 

clanky

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Good_CO said:
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!

I can't remember the name of the book, but the author was a bloke called DeEnemy, or something like that anyway.
 
Not your classic desert Island castaway but the book "Alive" is far better than the film. (Arn't they always?)

It's about the rugby team that crashes in the andes, poor [email protected], there was a fully stocked hut about a mile away but the went looking in the other direction.
 

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