Thursday, June 08, 2006

Around the World in 80 Days

  • Book or Movie Title: Around the world in 80 days
  • Written By / Starring: Jules Verne
  • Type of book/ Kind of movie: Adventure

My comments:
The action takes place by the year 1870. Mr. Phileas Fogg, a member of the Rotary Club, bets his fellows from the club that he would go round the world in 80 days, which was thought to be impossible. Immediately, he and Jean Passepartout, his new servant, start their trip round the world followed closely by Mr Fix, a police detective. He thinks Mr. Fogg is a burglar trying to scape from the police and will follow him all over the world to catch him. Phileas and his servant have to face different difficulties and challenges in order to complete their journey successfully so as not to lose the 20000 pounds bet. During it, they make some new friends that will join them.
I think it's a very interesting story, which includes a lot of variety and turnarounds to make it even more interesting. I recommend it to those who like adventure stories and would like to go, even though reading, round the world .


Lula said...

It seems like nobody saw our reviews! Well, I've read yours and I liked it very much. Your book will be my next choice as I'm looking for something interesting to read, so thanks for the information!

Pat Maceda said...

I read this book when I was a child, and I got fascinated. Who knows? Maybe, that's why I took up travelling some 20 years later.
It is a wonderful book!
Congrats for your review!

Daniela said...

I loved this book when I first read it translated into Romanian some 20 years ago. About 5 years later I read it in French, and in the past 3 years or so I saw two films inspired by it, each at least four times...
It's a great book indeed, and I warmly recommend it to anyone interested in travelling.