Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quickie Book Review

Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island is an exciting novel of varying qualities and multiple genres. I will omit any spoilers concerning the novel.

What the story lacks in substance it makes up for in description and visual and sensory details. It has a slow rising action but when it picks up it really does pick up and is able to successfully connect two previous novels of Verne(20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of Castaways) together and give some background to them. The revelation and the sensory details are very much worth the wait of reading. Though throughout the beginning you could easily get bored with the dragging situations. You can most definitely see the big influence this novel had on the creators of shows such as LOST. A very interesting read that is not for those who bore easily, I give this book a 6.2/10.

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