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Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
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Oct 30, 2007

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bookshelves: sci-fi, historical
Recommended for: fans of adventure
Read in January, 2007

Of course, Journey is a classic novel of adventure and discovery, but I have to admit, it isn't my favorite Verne novel. Still, it's a quick, engaging read that ought to be required reading for all fiction and science fiction fans. There are a few parts where the narrative gives way to involved descriptions of geography that may bore the less geeky, but they're easily skipped over.

Like I said, it isn't my favorite Verne novel, as it doesn't quite have the same sense of adventure as some others. There are moments when it seems close, but the characters aren't given enough time to properly explore, so at times it feels less like an adventure and more like a scholarly study.

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