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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne - Bogormen
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
Title: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Genre: Classics
Rating: 8/10
# pages: 213
Date read: April, 2008


Summary: For some time past vessels had been met by 'an enormous thing,' a long object, spindle-shaped, occationally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale."It is this "something" that Professor Aronnaz sets out to encounter--and thus begins the most incredible underwater journey ever. From Atlantis to the South Pole, the reader is taken through dangers, surprises, and the unsurpassed majesty of the marine world.

Review: I find that Jules Verne's books are of very varied quality. Fortunately this was one of the good ones, and I really enjoyed reading it. However, it is rather amusing to read about the technology he thinks will be available and how absurd some of his assumptions are - putting a bit of fantasy/sci-fi into an otherwise very realistic story.

My only 'complaint' is that I wish we knew what happened to Captain Nemo to make him like that.

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