I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
-Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
-Phillip K. Dick

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Genre: Steampunk/Classic

This is a book about a man named Phileas Fogg who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in Eighty days. Can he actually do it? What about the possibility of delay? This book was published in 1873 and is one of the better classics that I've read. I also consider it quite Steampunky. ;)

Back Cover:
In 1872 mystery-man Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune that he can go aroudn the world in 80 days. With his lively French servant Passepartout, he races against time to do what no man has ever done before. And close on his heels follows Detective Fix of Scotland Yard--determined to arrest Phileas Fogg on a charge of robbery!

Jules Verne wrote this exciting, funny, action-packed adventure long befoer the airplane was invented. Today, high-speed jets can circle the world in fewer than 80 hours. But-think of all the fun they miss!

I got lost a few times in the ramblings, but other than that this book was pretty good. It's quite the adventure that Fogg goes through, to obtain a victory of travel. I'd like to pick out a favorite part of this book, but nothing really stands out to me other than the ending. If I were to tell you, the whole story would be ruined. lol It's a secret. Read the book! ;)

Shame on anyone who thinks evil of this.