Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne

Unbelievably I didn’t know much about this before I started reading. I’ve seen neither of the films so I was unspoilt when I began, which was in large part due to the glowing review by BT.

 

Unlike me before I read it, I’m sure that most of you know the plot that underpins the book, that of Professor Lindenbrock and his nephew Axel who translate a runic manuscript that describes a passage that can be taken to the centre of the earth. They then set off to find this passage hidden in Iceland. On their way to the passage they enlist the help of Hans Bjelke and the three set off.

 

What follows is an adventure of epic proportions. Between their interactions and the adventures that were had, I had so much fun, not to mention the parallels with Back to the Future that finally make sense! I plan on watching the film as soon as I can.