The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt by Randall Sullivan

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.27 with 11 ratings (as of 11/7/18)

In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible.    …more on Goodreads

 

200 Word Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

My family and I have never missed an episode of the History Channel’s series “The Curse of Oak Island”. For 5 seasons, we have cheered along with and rooted for Rick, Marty, Craig, Dan, Dave, and the rest of the team of treasure hunters. We have favorite “characters” and discuss the show well after the episode has ended. We are looking forward to November 13, 2018, the season premiere date of season 6.

Each episode contains history, theories, and current attempts on the island. “The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt” by Randall Sullivan drilled deeper than the show has. Yes, pun intended. The show frequently repeats information but I found the book to be more direct and contains detailed information that spans the history of treasure hunting on Oak Island. It is an in-depth, well researched study that is able to answer questions and explain the details of what is mentioned in the show’s narrative. It also answers questions you did not know you had. It is a wonderful companion for those who have watched the show or for those who want to start watching the upcoming season without watching the prior ones.

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Archaeology
Print Length: 396 pages
ISBN: 0802126936 (ISBN13: 9780802126931)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: December 11, 2018

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