The cool thing about this book is that it is full of footnotes that explain the story further as well as providing 'reference' to other books and materials on the tribe. The author forgot nothing in the making of this tale.
There is an ugly aspect to this book, and it has to do with child sexual abuse. You find out really early on that Norton has been accused of child abuse many years after he comes back from the island. But you don't find out till the end of the book what really happened. If you have any qualms about reading this book, I'd say go ahead and read it - the story of the tribe, Norton, Tallent and Esme is really worthwhile.
Rating: 9 / 10
Edition: 1st Edition