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Round the Moon by Jules Verne
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Aug 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2010, sci-fi-dystopian-fantasy, favorites

** spoiler alert ** I am so glad that I read this shortly after From the Earth to the Moon. This is the sequel, but it read more like part two in a connected volume.

Barbicane, Nicholl, and Michel Arden continue their quest to learn about the moon. In the first book, they are launched into space. In the second, they rotate around the moon, seeing its wonder.

While they do not actually land on the moon, it feels as if they did since they were able to "explore" by looking as they went around the moon (hence the title).

True to Verne's reputation, this book has a lot of science and technology. That does not mean that he does put some focus on the characters. Barbicane and Nicholl, men of science, are constantly making observations and doing calculations while Michel is a silly man who likes to make things over-dramatic. That's one thing I love about Verne. As a Frenchman himself, he is not afraid to poke some fun at the Frenchman Michel.


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