WHAT an adventure. I just read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (free at Amazon) and was totally entertained. This book is basically canon for all subsequent pirate tales afterwards. I found out that he started the idea of X marks the spot! How cool!
“Literarily” speaking, it’s a bildungsroman that follows young Jim Hawkins as he meets the old pirate Billy Bones, who dies, leaving a map of Treasure Island where Captain Flint’s booty is buried. Jim Hawkins sets out to retrieve this treasure but finds out that the crew has actually been infiltrated by Captain Flint’s old crew. This has such great characters, especially Long John Silver. Really great, definitely recommended for anyone.