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Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
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Jul 04, 12

Read from June 14 to July 04, 2012

This story was an early work of Verne's, that was refused publication in 1863 then found locked in a safe in 1989, almost 130 years later. It was interesting to read his tale of a Paris where artistry had fallen to the gods of science, industry and technology, and quite visionary how he had extrapolated from cutting-edge science of his day to things that have come to pass in the modern age. The writing style of the book seems quite endeveloped though, and I found the tale and the characters less than engaging. Whilst it improved as the book went on, I'd say this is far from Verne at his best. Interesting, and worth a look, but don't expect too much.
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