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The story revolves around Phileas Fogg as he accepts a bet to travel around the world in Eighty days; it should be remembered that this book was developed in the last century when travel between continents was restricted to huge ships. Given this, it is hard to fathom how Verne managed to craft a story that spanned several continents; this is why it is one of the top 10 books by Jules Verne.
What makes this book stand out?
plausible storylines and Verne at his inimitable best
Read it for
If you love science fiction then you would definitely love this book
Don't read it for
Likewise, if you are not into science fiction then you would want to give this book a miss