Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TY recommendation: 'Around the World in Eighty Days'

Santi Puelles Hernando has been reading a classic, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, and recommends it:

"This interesting book tells us about an English gentleman, Phileas Fogg, who attempts to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a 2 million wager, set by his friends at the Reform Club. For that reason, Phileas Fogg travels through various countries such as India, Japan, USA…

However, a Scotland Yard detective follows him all around the world thinking he is a bank robber, so he tries to arrest him in various occasions, but he will never achieve his purpose. At the end, Phileas Fogg wins the wager.

 This amusing, exciting, interesting and, why not - funny - plot, as well as the incredible way in which Jules Verne describes the story, make this book one of the most interesting and best ones I have ever read.  All that happens in the story is described with much detail and precision: you could even think that Phileas Fogg is the writer of the book. For all of this reasons I thoroughly recommend you to read this book at least once in your life. I assure you that you will not get bored while reading probably one of the best books ever written in the whole History of Literature."

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