Monday, September 8, 2014

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

left to right: Graphic Novel, Original, Dover Thrift (all based off the same story)

Hay guys!  My first book review is on an older  'English Literature' book.  This one was hard to get interested in initially, but it got better with each page.

  The book was written in 1846, and has approximately 306 pages.  The author of the book is Jules Verne and illustrated by Eduard Riou.  The story is about a teenager named Henry who goes with his uncle, professor Hardwigg, to Iceland with their guide, Hans, into the center of the earth and discovers a world below the earth's surface with animals and insects that would have been extinct and so much more.  They, they go through a volcano on to an island in Italy called Stromboli.

  This story itself has words that I have never heard and maybe to other s as well.  In my opinion, was quite boring until I got into the middle of the book.  The parts that I thought was interesting were when they, (Henry, Professor Hardwigg, and Hans), go up into the volcano and get thrown into the air, and when they were caught inbetween two prehistoric monsters fighting.  All in all, it's is a good book, a classic, I give it a MC 4-Star rating because it's a classic.  

  But, if you my dear readers, like comics or graphic novels; you could get your Library Saddlebacks illustrated classics Journey to the center of the Earth.  What I would suggest, in my opinion, is either the Journey To The Center Kindle edition (Kindle Amazon app) or the Journey To The Center of the Earth Dover Thrift edition.  The Dover Thrift edition is different from the other ones because they change professor Hardwigg and Henry's name.  Henry's name was changed to Axel and professor Hardwigg's name was changed to Otto Liddenbrock.  The only other differences are that it is shorter by 200 pages, easier to understand, but other than that...it is basically the same.

  Then, I watched the movie starring Brandon Fraser - it was okay.  I'd give it a MC 3-Star rating.

  So, have you read or would you want to journey into the center of the earth?  Comment below!
  Thanks!
  MC Awesome

41 comments:

  1. my kids had to read this for school.. i have never read it but hear it was very good.. maybe i should pick it up.

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    1. It's a good one if you're catching up on or making an English Lit bucket list like I am.

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  2. Not my kind of book, I think no watch the Brendan Fraser movie though. Isn't there a ride too, at Sea World or Universal.. something similar

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    1. Thanks Carra, the movie was actually really good! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. It's so hard to stick with a book that long before it catches your interest. I'm glad it came through in the end though.

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  4. I have watched the movie before with my family in DVD. I never knew it as a classic. Is the book or the movie better?

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    1. For this one, I would actually say the movie and comic was better.

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    2. I wonder if in real life there's really a center to the world. How would it look like? If you were to create your own story and graphics, would it be rather the same as how Jules Verne and Riou did it?

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  5. I saw the Brendan fraser movie and enjoyed it. It was way better than the made for TV movie was but neither comes close to the book.

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  6. With two kids I dont have alot of time to read, but i would love to!

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  7. Personally, this isn't my kind of book, but I know of some who would enjoy it.

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  8. I'm almost sad to say that I've seen the movie & loved it, but have never read the book. Despite knowing it has a slow beginning, I think I still need to read it.

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  9. I do believe there was a kid movie I think on this book or something very similar to this book. I would loved the movie so I would like to read this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your reviews. I would also like to catch up on reading books that I probably should have by now. Cross reading can be so much fun! :D

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  11. I've never read the book either. But have seen the movie. Didn't realize the story was that old.

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  12. I've never read it. Tokyo DisneySea has an attraction based on the book which seems quite interesting.

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  13. Hurrah for stick-to-it-tude. :) I like Brandon Fraser. I haven't seen him in anything for a long time though.

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  14. I've read this book as well as other Jules Verne novels. It's really good and I recommend. This book is something junior high students who enjoy sci-fi fantasy would love. I read it about that time.

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  15. I think my younger brother has read the book, I don't believe I have. I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it though!

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  16. Thanks for the review. I haven't heard of this book before!

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  17. I remember seeing this movie on Family Classics when I was little. I was totally spell bound. Great movie.

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  18. I'm going to be honest, I've just watched the movie but you got me so curious that now I'll probably buy the book!

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  19. I've heard many thing about this book, but I've never read it before.

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  20. I've never read these but I have heard really good things about them. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow, I think I haven't read a book from that era since school days. I love reading but it's usually about social media and parenting.

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  22. That's too bad that it was boring at the beginning, I'm glad that you started enjoying it towards the middle. Sounds like a nice book.

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  23. I've considered reading this book before but haven't gotten around to it. I have it on my kobo e-reader, but if it took that long to get into it - not sure about reading it now. I'll have to think about this. Thanks for the review!!

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  24. Thank you for the great review. This sounds like a book my son might enjoy.

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  25. This is such a classic. It seems like I may have seen the movie a long time ago. I should read the book now!

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  26. I remember this title from school, but I'm not quite sure I remember any details of this book. I'm trying to get back in to reading again.

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  27. Such a classic book, I read this when I was in school... I am going to pick up a copy for my nephew!

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  28. Not my kind of book. Especially if I took that long to get interesting.

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  29. I will put this title on my list!

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  30. I love the classics, though my fave all-time classic would be Pride and Prejudice. I could read it over and over and over again.

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  31. Based on the summary alone it sounds like a book my kiddo would enjoy. Its unfortunate the book is a slow read. Thanks for the review.

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  32. I love reading but never read Journey to the Center of the earth before. Does watching the movie counts? LOL

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  33. I am a bookworm... and I love reading reviews before sticking my eyes to any book. I am very choosy... thanks for the detailed review, seems an interesting read

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  34. I thought the movies were good, I need to read the books!

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  35. I haven't read it! But I'm trying to fit more classics into my reading schedule so maybe I'll put this one on the list.

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  36. I guess maybe I'll put this on the reading list for my ducklings.

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