Reviews of Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
Review by floceanview (2007-05-14)
Good novel! I recently did a report on the book about how he uses out side resourses. It was so easy because Verne likes to use things in his books that happened during that time period. Ofcourse I got a good grade on that report. Now I've been thinking about reading some of his other novels. I would recomend this to just about anyone.
Review by ratbas (2005-07-15)
I've read a few Verne books and so far this is easily my favorite. It's a great comedy adventure story that just keeps moving. Passepartout (arguably the main character) is one of my favorite characters in any book.
The story starts with a very uptight man making a bet with his highbrow drinking buddies at about the same time a bank robbery takes place. Naturally this allows for a detective to follow man and his assistant around the world convinced that this is the thief and he's just trying to get away.
BTW: If anybody is planning on doing a book review by seeing one of the movie versions: There's no balloon in the book (unlike all the movie versions)...and Passepartout is French as opposed to Mexican or Asian.
Review by prizmski (2003-03-08)
Often regarded as Jules Verne's most successful novel, Around the World in Eighty Days is an excellent read. It is a story about an unconventional englishman named Phileas Fogg who makes a bet with his associates of the Reform Club on whether he can travel around the entire world in just eighty days. What results is an exciting and descriptive account of Fogg's attempt to make the trip. He travels across foreign lands, meets different people, and perhaps even a few mishaps. All in all, this book is a classic and I highly recommend it!