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Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne
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Nov 25, 14

bookshelves: blackcoat-press, classics

This collects the two books about Verne's less famous pirate of the air.
The first pretty much repeats the formula of '20,000 Leagues under sea' except this time we see the world from the air. Dry and not a ton of characterization, but fun.

The second chronicles Robur's never terribly well explained descent into madness and his plans to conquer the world. Bit more mystery and adventure, but a really unstatisfying ending.

As always, it's Verne, so worth a read, and while I like Robur, his books aren't as strong as Nemo's.
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