Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this for the “Classic Translation” category of the back to the classics challenge that I am doing through 2012.
I think this story is probably fairly well known, and so I won’t go into the details of that, but this is by far my favourite of the classics that I read so far this year.
As I had a kindle version of this book, I had no idea just how long it was going to take me to get through it, have no “real” book to gauge the size etc, and I was very disappointed when I came to the end. It seemed to over far to fast, and is one of the most readable classics that I have ever come across.
The adventure is very fast paced, and well plotted. Given that this book has been dramatised some many times for film and television, I was half-expecting to be disappointed, but I most certainly wasn’t.
A fantastic book.
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