Another one of the famous classics by Jules Verne, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ is a science fiction novel that takes place in the mid nineteenth century, and ends in the same era. The premise is that the populace are noticing a ‘sea monster’, and the narrator, Professor Pierre Aronnax, is hired to hunt it. However in the hunt, it’s discovered that the ‘monster’ is actually a giant submarine piloted by ‘Captain Nemo’. As befitting of one of the classics, the structuring and plot of the book is amazing, and the book is very interesting. The characters of the book are different, which does show within the book’s dialogue and throughout the story. The pacing of the book isn’t really my preference, really, really slow. While it is very descriptive, which helps for people who prefer to visualize what they’re reading, it takes it’s time to develop everything(plot, characters). As such, unless you enjoy slow, drawn out books, I would advise you stay away from any Jules Verne books. Overall, one of the great Jules Verne classics, I would recommend this book to older people, as younger audiences would not enjoy this book. @Xeno of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

[]
[]
To Top