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Off on a Comet by [Verne,  Jules]
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Off on a Comet Kindle Edition

3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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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. 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). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day, but later became commonplace.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 803 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Start Classics (1 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HQ4UCWY
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,536,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wow what a great story it makes you feel like you are going on a journey as well. Even the experts can't figure out what's going on
so whilst some of it is a little implausible at times remembering how old this tale is makes it tolerable.
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Format: Paperback
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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Format: Kindle Edition
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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