He named his top ten adventure stories for the Guardian, including:
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)Read about another entry on the list.
The original survival hero! After being shipwrecked on an island, Crusoe shows real grit as he works out how to build a shelter, hunt for food and even grow crops and raise goats. He manages to live for many years on the island and, most importantly, he never gives up hope. Most of the books on this list owe a debt to this thrilling tale.
Robinson Crusoe is one of ten great books about hurricanes.
The Page 99 Test: Robinson Crusoe.