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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Exciting adventure thriller!

So I read this book back when I was in middle school and I just remember being absolutely fascinated by it. Jules Verne weaves a tale of adventure and danger, exploring the darkest unknown depths of the oceans in a spectacular way. I now read it at least once every year...
So I read this book back when I was in middle school and I just remember being absolutely fascinated by it. Jules Verne weaves a tale of adventure and danger, exploring the darkest unknown depths of the oceans in a spectacular way. I now read it at least once every year, and it continues to be my favorite book. It's perfect for long car drives, plane flights, and rainy days. It's a quick page-turner that makes it impossible to put down. Jules Verne really likes to use lots of scientific references and vocabulary, so that may take some getting used to for some readers, especially younger ones, but it's all worth, I promise.

posted by Musikdude8 on March 12, 2010

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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Interesting take on man in solitude

This story is a classic, so don't expect any modern allusions to Twilight. Nor does it involve love affairs, severe violence, or even a school for witchcraft and wizardry. What Jules Verne does offer is a description of a fantastical world that lies below humankind all ...
This story is a classic, so don't expect any modern allusions to Twilight. Nor does it involve love affairs, severe violence, or even a school for witchcraft and wizardry. What Jules Verne does offer is a description of a fantastical world that lies below humankind all along. Sometimes explanations and imagery drag on, but it definitely isn't lacking in detail. The story is interesting and suspenseful. It may not be to your taste if you're more into easy reads, but it is especially wonderful if you're turned on to anything involving underwater life, science, or technology. In that case, this book is definitely for you. The take on man in solitude provides interest as well, giving readers a new scope of society.

posted by 11433861 on March 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    To allana

    "You big sister is back at Naplo."

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    If you want a 20th century translation, do not buy from B&N store

    I bought this under the pretext that it was the Walter translation, but it turned out to be the old, abridged, discredited Lewis one. Both B&N and Amazon have enormous confusion about editions. I learned later that the Walter translation is available for free at Gutenberg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    By author of merlin saga?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Mikayla10

    Hi did you comment on the hobbit? Im 12 and i homeschool. Tak to me by putting MEGAN5242000 into the tile. Bye!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Vote obama!!!!!!!

    Not.

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