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Sarah Hughes…this witty romp resembles nothing so much as George Macdonald Fraser's Flashman novels, with their deliberately antique 19th-century style. Like Flashman, Long John Silver makes no apologies for his behavior. And, like Fraser, Chupack makes no belated attempts to find heroism in an antihero…this isn't Treasure Island revisited, nor is it a sequel. Like the pirate he celebrates, Chupack has taken a bit here and a bit there, plundering Stevenson's novel to create something glitteringly original. In his essay "The Art of Writing," Stevenson admitted that Treasure Island was itself fashioned of gleanings from the works of Defoe, Poe and others. The man who unrepentantly declared that "stolen waters are proverbially sweet" would almost certainly have approved of Chupack's efforts.
—The New York Times