An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.
Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.
More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers.
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Very Long Intro by Ray Bradbury
If you are looking to skip this intro as its full of spoilers and incredibly long and flowery and full of religious guff about america as he children of god; it ends at 31.50. Yes, its a very very long intro.
The characters make up for all the marine biology
Middle, the constant and at times very repetitive super detailed description of the all the marine life they encounter really slows the book down.
Nemo is a true original but I think Ned Land because of his rebellious spirit and overall lovable demeanor
If you are into detailed descriptions of fish, algae, rocks, molluscs and other aquatic life this is something you will enjoy a lot. If you are into steam-punk this is a great book.
I think this is the first book that I would like to have a paper copy of, since if I could skip at least parts of the descriptions of the marine life I would have given it a 5/5.
Overall a great book, fantastic characters and the excitement of Aronnax keeps the flow up.