Jules Vernes unforgettable adventure tale Journey to the Center of the Earth takes on new life in this special edition brimming with spellbinding artwork by Kilian Eng.In the midst of examining an ancient Icelandic manuscript, professor and mineralogist Otto Liedenbrock and his nephew Axel make an astonishing discovery. A secret parchment lies hidden in the pages, and on it a puzzling message in code: Descend, bold traveller, into the crater of the jokul of SneffelsThus begins a thrilling scientific quest that takes the professor and Axel from Hamburg to Iceland, down a volcanic crater, and deep into the center of the earthwhere they uncover a breathtaking subterranean world unlike anything they ever imagined....
|Title||:||Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages #3)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||327 pages|
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages #3) Reviews
There's so much SCIENCE that I can't even.... finish it!!!
This was a DNF for me when I was a teenager. I loved the old movie, but I just couldn't get into the book.
Then, I selected this for my Goodreads book-club a couple of years ago thinking that now that I have grown up and read more - and because Jules Verne is one of the founding fathers of sci-fi - I would now love it. Unfortunately, it was still a bit slow and hard to get through. I enjoyed it, but it just didn't keep me enthralled liked I hoped it would.
Then, I went back and watched the movie a ...more
This book is so good it's almost on the level of the Scrooge McDuck comic based on it!
I wish I could say this classic is as thrilling as it was when first published, but some books remain cultural milestones for their historical importance, even though more recent, imaginative, and better successors have come along, and this is true of most of Jules Verne's works, I think. He is the grandfather of "hard science fiction," and his books were notable for their rigorous attention to the laws of physics as they were understood at the time. Everything about Journey to the Centre of the ...more
Now began our real journey. Hitherto our toil had overcome all difficulties, now difficulties would spring up at every step.
I had not yet ventured to look down the bottomless pit into which I was about to take a plunge.
The supreme hour had come.
OK so if you’re a reader of Science Fiction, and especially the classics, you owe it to yourself to read some Jules Verne. Not only was he enormously influential in the genre, but he is responsible for stories that are still popular to this day.
What hum ...more
Thank god I read this through Serial Reader or I never would have been able to get through this. I thought it was so long and dragged out. There were so many boring and unnecessary descriptions and it lacked a lot of the action and excitement that I thought it would have. It was extremely drab and quite honestly, it nearly bored me to tears!
I've tried to make The Journey to the Centre of the earth myself people, and let me tell you, it is fraught with danger! It should be a warning to you that I'm writing this from the bed of a Burns unit by typing with two chargrilled finger stumps, because the centre of the earth is not some wonderfully hollow, sparkly geode, oh no! In reality its a burning hot ball of lava, so hot that it makes the centre of a Pop Tart feel like a skinny dipping spree at the North Pole. You have been warned. Geo ...more
I'm not going to go into a description of the plot because the title says it all. I will only give my overall opinion.
In picking this book up from the library I had fantastic preconceived images burned into my mind of what I might expect to read (prehestoric animals, humanoids, battles, escapes, etc.). I was more than a little disappointed to find it lacking most of those mentioned. I have read books like "Snowcrash" that blow my preconceived notions away with more than expected surprises, but " ...more