July: Books In Review

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Before heading on vacation one of the more obvious pre trip purchases is stocking up on books. I’ve also realized that I haven’t read enough of the “Classics” so while scoping the bookstore I came accorss Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. Since I’ve been trying to break out of my literary comfort zone (big kids read more than just Harry Potter over and over) and start reading new genres. Being a history nerd I thought this would be a great place to start.

Jules Verne is known for his influence in the Science Fiction genre, so I was expecting a little bit more in terms of gadgets and creatures. However, I had to keep reminding myself of  when it was written. It was an easy read, great for 6 hours of shoulder to shoulder snuggles with strangers on a pressurized tube. Also the story was intriguing enough that I was able to forget about the watery orange ‘chicken’ we had to eat.

The only thing that would have made it better if there was more depth to the characters. They were difficult to relate to and feel any sort of of emotions towards. Didn’t stop me from going ahead and reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea immediately after I finnished. Something about the adventure and his vivid descriptions made me want more.

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