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5.0 out of 5 stars Off on a Comet
Great stuff, positive and exciting. It was more up beat than most of the other three "Classics Illustrated" I've bought recently. A product of a brilliant and inspired mind. It's nice to get a feel for the full length book, without having to plough through the full length version. Though reading some full length classics may not be so bad. This series gives...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, but of its time.
This is the story of a group of mixed nationalities (mainly French and Russian) who are carried off around the Solar System by a comet that grazes the earth.

It's quite fun, but you will need to make allowances for the fact this is 19th Century science fiction, so the science can be a bit quaint. But that's part of the fun. As it's free on Kindle it's worth a...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Off on a Comet, 5 May 2014
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Great stuff, positive and exciting. It was more up beat than most of the other three "Classics Illustrated" I've bought recently. A product of a brilliant and inspired mind. It's nice to get a feel for the full length book, without having to plough through the full length version. Though reading some full length classics may not be so bad. This series gives you a taste of the classics in literature. I felt boosted after reading this version of Jules Verne's novel. Somehow it was reassuring, amidst all the doom and gloom, some people would have you distracted by. Not all the books in this series had the same effect on me. But this was good. I'd recommend it as a pick me up. Good!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, but of its time., 16 Aug 2011
This is the story of a group of mixed nationalities (mainly French and Russian) who are carried off around the Solar System by a comet that grazes the earth.

It's quite fun, but you will need to make allowances for the fact this is 19th Century science fiction, so the science can be a bit quaint. But that's part of the fun. As it's free on Kindle it's worth a read.

You will also need to make rather larger allowances for one or two of the racial stereotypes here. But as I said, it's of its time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor translation, 21 Mar 2011
The actual story in this book is fine (although if you've read "The Mysterious Island", also by Jules Verne, it's a very similar premise).

However, this particular copy is a pretty poor translation, which makes reading it very tiresome and irritating. I wouldn't recommend it at all.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 15 Sep 2014
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Good read.
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