Friday, March 19, 2010

Review; Going Classic, Part Two

Yep. It's time for classics, part two.

From the Earth to the Moon concerns a group of obsessive American Civil War veterans, members of the Baltimore Gun Club, who conceive the idea of creating an enormous cannon in order to shoot a "space-bullet" to the Moon. They prepare to send three daredevil men- from the earth to the moon!
(Book description taken from
Yeah, Jules Verne managed to show up again. This book, and its sequel, Around the Moon, are great books, despite the fact that America didn't arrive at the Moon via 'space bullet'. They're enjoyable books that aren't the least boring, even if they aren't realistic in modern day. Verne's writing is descriptive and funny, and the characters are memorable. I give this one a 8.1 out of 10 rating. Yes, I can do that.

When a man is murdered in a graveyard at night, only Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (better known as Huck) know who the murderer is. Their consciences begin to bother them when an innocent man is jailed in Injun Joe's place, and when Tom goes on a hunt for a treasure worth thousands, it puts him and Huck in Injun Joe's path once again. Tom Sawyer is a tale of white-washing, playing hookey, and Saturdays.

Despite all the stuff about murder in the book description, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer isn't violent at all. It's a great book for children and adults alike. Mark Twain vividly captures the childhood of boys in the 1800s with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Rated 7.5 out of 10.

The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of seventeenth century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy, Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains, and Dumas employs all his fast-paced narrative skills to bring this enthralling novel to a breathtakingly gripping and dramatic conclusion.
(Book description taken from
The Three Musketeers is another of the world's most known classics. It's a story of action, adventure, and danger. It's one of the more action-filled classics, and it's sure to not disappoint.
Rated 8 out of 10.

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