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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
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Aug 17, 2008

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This book was nothing like I assumed it would be. For one, I found myself completely disconnected to Phileas Fogg, though the story mainly revolves around his newly aquired servant Passepartout whom I found rather delightful at times charming and funny. But I did enjoy the read, though at times it seemed to dip into a slow somewhat trying plod. It's a classic adventure story, moments of Fogg seem to merely keep us on course of the fulfilling the 80's days around the world bet, but Passepartout gives us insights into his masters quirks, as well as shining light on his own worries (leaving an oil lamp burning back in London) and his dealings with the 'nemesis' of the journey, Detective fix, who has determined that Fogg is in fact a man on the run.

At times plodding, at times funny, a very classic read.

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