- Title Journey to the Centre of the Earth
- Author Jules Verne
- Year 1864
- Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man.
I listened to the audiobook read by Tim Curry, and it was very good - far less dry than I thought it would be and ultimately very entertaining. Although I have to admit that reading about people trying to unravel a cipher is ALWAYS dull no matter how it’s written. But once they get on the journey, it’s a lot of fun. I really felt the thirst, the confusion, the rollercoaster of triumph and almost disaster. And it’s good to have read it as obviously it’s had a big impact on a lot of different culture over the years.
Rating: 4 / 5