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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
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Jun 26, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: classics, books-i-gave-up-on, science-fiction

A science textbook and a legal document had a baby that thinks it's a novel.

I read about 2/3 of it, and every bit of it was a chore. At first i didn't think anything would ever happen. then i decided things were happening, but I didn't care. The characters are boring and unbelievable and the tone of the entire book (and everything the characters say) is pompous. the interest in truth through scientific explanation, while charming the first couple times, gets incredibly boring, as it is essentially Verne's own mental masturbation.

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