Sara Levine

Tell us about a book you want to tell us about.

SARA: Darcy O’Brien’s novel A WAY OF LIFE, LIKE ANY OTHER is a perfect novel—lean, mean, lapidary, beautifully paced and hilarious. I read it and immediately began to read it again. I wish I had found it years ago.

 

What book(s) that came out in the last year or two will you definitely pick up and read again at some point in your life?

SARA: Hilary Mantel, BRING UP THE BODIES. Mantel is the tops.

 

As a Treasure Island authority, can you recommend a short list of bold and stirring adventure novels?

SARA:

Robert Louis Stevenson, TREASURE ISLAND and KIDNAPPED. But you probably expected me to say that.

William Defoe, ROBINSON CRUSOE

William Golding, LORD OF THE FLIES

Geoffrey Household, ROGUE MALE

Joseph Conrad, HEART OF DARKNESS

 

Sara Levine is the author of the novel Treasure Island!!! (Europa Editions) and the short story collection Short Dark Oracles (Caketrain Press). You can read more about her at sara-levine.com.