10 August 2008

J is for Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

The novel 'A Journey to the Centre of the Earth' ('Voyage au centre de la Terre') is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. Like many SF tales over the year, this one suffers from a common problem - the fact that perceived science at the time the story was written eventually proves part of the premise to be untrue. However, what some critics fail to grasp that the storyline is only a vehicle for the writer to express their own beliefs. Ultimately it's a good adventure tale, proven by the fact that the book has been adapted into feature film a number of times, the latest of which is a vehicle for Brendon Fraser (released this year).

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