Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Category: Fiction, Science Fiction, Classic
Review: Jules Verne wrote some really great books, however, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea happens to be one of his most famous books. I bought this since I thought I had read it, but I couldn’t remember. This book is narrated in one person by Pierre Arronax. He is a scientist of the ocean. How he comes upon the Nautilus is that there had been accidents involving what people think a huge whale or some kind of creature in the sea. He goes with his servant on the Abraham Lincoln and meets a Canadian harpooner. When the ship finds the Nautilus the three end up together in the ocean and getting rescued by the Nautilus. For the first day they are locked up, but are treated well. Then Captain Nemo comes out and gives them a room. Their adventures then sort of begin after Captain Nemo explains the workings of the ship. They travel to a submarine forest, find Atlantis, get trapped in an iceberg, battle with gigantic squids, and more. All the while, the Canadian wants to escape the Nautilus and after several attempts they finally do. They never truly find out about their captor or why he hates the land so much. However, he drives the Nautilus into a maelstrom (or whirlpool) and they never hear from him again. What became of him is unknown. This is one of those classics that should be read. It’s first person, like I mentioned, and there is lots of talk about the different species of underwater creatures, which may put you off. However, try it. You’ll find that it is a great book to read.