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Around The World In Eighty Days

By Jules Verne

Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi
Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Cover Concept by Lorenzo Princi, 1 February 2016

Jules Verne's thrill ride is perfectly paced and filled with intrigue. Wasting no time to get the plot moving, the mysterious and ultra-precise Phileas Fogg wages he'll be able to journey around the world in no more than eighty days. His fellow Reform Club members are happy to take the bet, believing he's setting himself up for failure.

The journey around the world soon becomes a cat and mouse chase when Scotland Yard detective Mr. Fix becomes convinced that Fogg's eccentric wager is in fact a cover to help him escape London after a great robbery. His rushed departure and the money involved in the bet adds credence to the allegation.

Fun, suspenseful and very witty; Around The World In Eighty Days pulls off its premise which instantly sets the tone of the ticking clock narrative which pulses all the way through its tightly woven plot. Every action, missed connection and conversation help create the perfect adventure.