Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Publish date: April 1st 2002
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 394
Edition language: English
Series: Classic Starts
Somewhat surprisingly, I really enjoyed this book. I am always wary of reading old science fiction as you never know how well it would age, but I thought this was really well done. Like most 19th century French authors, Verne does get carried away with the descriptions (I may have nightmares about h...
“Under the seaUnder the seaWhen the sardineBegin the beguineIt's music to meWhat do they got? A lot of sandWe got a hot crustacean bandEach little clam hereknow how to jam hereUnder the sea”- Sebastian the groovy Caribbean CrabThe perfect soundtrack for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas really....
Once again my Classical Literature Bookclub has selected a book that I have been meaning to reread but have not been able to due to the multitude of other books on my to-read shelf (and also the fact that the copy that my Dad owns is back in Adelaide, along with the other Jules Verne books that I wo...
Those who don't know who were Jules Verne, Herbert Wells, Albert Robida etc can't fully appreciate the history and strength of the SF genre.
An interesting book. It has tremendous strengths and tremendous weaknesses. It is clearly hard science fiction. I think that this is not obvious to many people because so many of its predictions, such as the electric light, have come true. Like many hard science fiction books, it is also an adve...