Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne || Review

Processed with MOLDIV

Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Series: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers #1
Author(s): Jules Verne
No. of pages
: 192
Classic, Science Fiction
Publication date:
June 20th 1870
Date read:
May 7th 2019
4.5/5 ★

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea tells of how a mysterious “sea monster” has the world in its grip and how it terrorises ships all over the world. One day an expedition is formed to do more research on this creature, one of which is the French professor Pierre Aronnax. They succeed in locating the creature, but not in finding out what it is, exactly. Pierre and two others are thrown over into the sea and are finally picked up by the mysterious monster, which happens to be a submarine, lead by the equally mysterious captain Nemo.

To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect of this story other than what the synopsis told me. It happened to be more scientific than I anticipated on. However, this didn’t get in the way of me liking the story, fortunately! Although I didn’t know what the characters were talking about half of the time, because of the scientific facts, there was enough mystery and *story* left for me to be able to continue and actually enjoy reading it. My copy came with illustrations which added lots to the experience!

This story left me with the feeling that I might just have to conquer my fear of the ocean and follow captain Nemo’s example of completely separating myself from the human world and start a life under the sea 🎶

6 thoughts on “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne || Review

  1. Your rating has made me more curious about trying this book, haha! I can’t say it’s ever really appealed before.

    The ocean is beautiful, but it’s so big and so deep that it definitely scares me… 😛

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I wouldn’t have thought I would end up loving this book as much as I do 😁 Even for someone who’s terrified of open oceans and everything creeping around in it, this book was only beautiful in its descriptions!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s