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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
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Jul 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: pre-20th-century
Read in June, 2011

One of those books we all think we knw but have not actually read (Also goes for Dracular, Frankenstein and Jeckle and Hyde.) It is an eclectic mix of adventures with a twist at the end which I think we all know about. Unlike Michale Palin's version of the circumnavigation the story is actually fairly light on the travelling concentrating more on a few specific events mostly in the stop over points and almost all slowing our intredpid travellars down in some way. the charcters are well portrayed as Philleus Fogg the architypal British Gentleman of independant, but mysterious, means and immaculate timing who, if anyone could complete the journey, was sure to be the one. Passpartout the somewhat bewildered, often miaguided but always resourseful servant.

Not one of the heaviest going works ever this makes an excellent read and will definately not take you 80days.
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