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