Very good and classic book written by the famous author Jules Verne. It's very gripping and I read it very easily and fast because of its engaging plot. I liked it even if I'm not an addict of science fiction books.
Fun story, but often too wordy with dry descriptions. Much of it reads more like a marine biology book than a novel. Interesting themes of freedom and vengeance. Apparently translation matters and Mendor T. Brunetti is preferred for accuracy of translation in scientific/ technical issues....Continua
but maybe just because I am addicted to a different level of science fiction. Or I don't really like most classics. Anyway, it took me a lot to finish, didn't exactly thrill, and in the end the english translation isn't super duper. I wouldn't say I regret reading it, and I admire verne for creating moden science fiction, but my lufe s definitely not changed by this read. Call me simple....Continua
Jules Verne represents the dawn of modern science fiction. Science fiction normally focuses on the circumstances the characters are placed in and not necessarily on the characters and the relations between them. This is why sometimes science fiction is not thought of as "literature". However, Verne focuses both on the characters and on the fantastic adventure they undergo. Furthermore, the scientific ideas used in the book are researched and grounded. Sometimes the book even becomes boring when the author lists the classifications of all the marine biology he observes in each ocean of the world, but this is not a fault, this is a credit to the book.
Verne leaves alot of questions unanswered about the main character, Captain Nemo, although he meant it to be this way. The ending seemed rather abrupt to me and the plot line didn't really develop throughout the book. However, the adventure is absolutely fantastic and I'll be reading more of Verne's books....Continua