Jules Verne - The Mysterious Island

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Posted by Sulkyblue (11th Oct 2005, 17:25)

I suspect the writers of Lost have flicked through this book, there are an amusing number of similarities although I hope that Lost manages to come up with a less disappointing solution to its various mysteries. I enjoyed reading this book even though very little actually happened and it was amazingly slow. The characters were bland in the extreme and much of the book was taken up with describing the minute details of crafting improbable technologies using just the resources of the island and an all knowing engineer. The mystery was well developed and intriguing right up to the resolution which was rather self-indulgent and cheesy. Then the book was suddenly over. Probably more interesting from a historical or referential point of view than in any literary sense.

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