“From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne

“From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne is a classic science fiction story first published in 1865. It tells the story of an interplanetary flight to the moon accomplished by the use of a large gun. The story is fairly realistic and believable, and the method and description of the building and launching of the rocket is interesting. However, I did not find Verne’s writing style to be as gratifying as I would hope. Primarily his depiction of the main characters was so exaggerated and sometimes silly that I found it rather disappointing. I found the book lacking in the gravity and human realism found in Verne’s other books, such as “20000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

Overall, however, “From the Earth to the Moon” is a book you should read, if not for its interesting theme, then simply because it is a classic piece of literature.

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Inkweaver Review 2008-03-18T09:05:00-05:00

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