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Master of the World - Special Edition Paperback – 1 Apr 2007

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Breakneck Books; Special edition (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978655192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978655198
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,460,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre in Europe. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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Starts interestingly but gets less so as it goes on and then just ends, like he suddenly realises he is only allowed so many more words to wrap the whole thing up.

John Strock should not be allowed out on his own. A detective? He misses the most obvious clues, ignores evidence and takes for ever to reach conclusions staring him in the face. I am afraid this undermined my enjoyment. As a character he is more far fetched than 'the Terror'. I won't give examples so as not to spoil the story for potential readers, but I suspect they will twig what they are as they go along.

Worth a look, but as a curiosity only.
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Master of the World is one of the lesser known books by Jules Verne but I found it to be a captivating read with echoes of 20,000 Leagues under the sea. A Washington detective investigates mysterious noises from a remote mountain, while other events then occur regarding a suspicious super machine that can travel on land and sea. Are any of these instances connected? Who is the Master of the World? Gradually detective John Strock tracks down the enigmatic genius and his fantastic machine. Despite the abrupt ending this novel is a short, surprisingly easy read which I would recommend to anyone. The sheer imagination of Jules Verne is once again astonishing to behold. For a book that is over a hundred years old his creativity and insight is amazing. Enjoy.
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While remembered for 20,000 Leagues under the sea, Verne wrote many astounding works, including this one.
Verne paints a bleak and cynical landscape that combines adventure with scientific prediction and political relevance. Heartily recommended.
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I do like to read Jules Verne, having access to a few classic books via kindle is excellent. Use the android app on my phone so can read when I am waiting for something. Highly recommend reading Jules Verne, classic science fiction.
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Felt like I was reading some of Clive Cussler's latest books. It rambled on without drawing you in. Not as exciting as his more popular novels...Can't place any film of this book.
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Jules Verne has written a masterpiece of a book showing great knowledge of America and of technology not yet created when he wrote the book.
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