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Title Page of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

In which conclusory (if not conclusive) remarks are made regarding the final episodes in M. Verne’s adventure novel, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers; in which there may be spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book, don’t already know the basic story, and intend to read it for yourself one day — proceed with caution!

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There are only a few entries remaining before I close the book on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

I thought some of you might be interested in following along on the next adventure up for discussion here, which will be H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines, which essentially contains the DNA for the “tomb-raider” genre of adventure, including its most perfect manifestation, Indiana Jones.

King Solomon's Mines book cover

featuring Allan Quatermain, the original Indiana Jones

The first discussions will commence around May 21st (don’t hold me to that too tightly). So go out there and grab a second-hand edition and start reading. I’m determined to make this a more interactive experience!

If you’ve got something else going and can’t join us in reading King Solomon’s Mines, not to worry: Your input here is still welcome! As with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the topics will draw from all kinds of media you may have thought was unrelated (“Heart of Darkness,” for example, or The Maltese Falcon). But just in case you were wondering what to read next, I thought I’d reveal my intentions in plenty of time to track with me (which is no great feat, because I’m a pretty slow reader).

Happy exploring!

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