Review: The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Imaginative, and engaging, filled with engineering details, but not altogether convincing as science fiction. Jules Verne connects this work to his Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea through the inimitable character of Captain Nemo, and offers a version of judgment on his actions. Nevertheless, the story appears somewhat contrived.

Yet, science fiction lovers will surely enjoy a Jules Verne work!

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility ( is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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