One title on the list:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonRead about the other books on Pullman's list.
The opening of this thrilling book never fails. Neither does the middle or the end. A perfect piece of clear, taut, vivid storytelling and one I re-read often to remind myself of what I’m trying to do.
Treasure Island also appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction.
Also see: Philip Pullman's forty favorite books.