Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne
3 stars
287 pages

An englishman takes a bet that he can go around the world in 80 days.

With his french manservant, he takes off. He saves an indian woman, is pursued by the police as a suspect in a huge bank robbery, and has lots of adventures. Gets home and to the Club exactly on time. Marries the girl and gets the bet money and the real robber is apprehended.

This was a good read. Exciting, informative [for the time] and not real long either.

Invasion of the Sea

Invasion of the Sea
Jules Verne
Scientific Fiction
2 stars

scientific fiction is the perfect description. His stuff sure isn’t scifi. In this novel the French are attempting to make an inland sea in the Sahara desert by digging a canal and are opposed by a tribe of muslim nomads. Basically follows the engineer as he inspects it. Ends with an earthquake making it all happen in one day instead of 5 years. BORING!!!!