“There are no ‘V’ reviews, my OCD demands reparation so here you are, Mr Jules Verne.” ~ Shan
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Our main protagonist is Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist who narrates this heavenly classic in which we meet the wonderful, if slightly mad Captain Nemo and his beautiful ship, The Nautilus.
The three come together when a sea monster is spotted by several ships, the US government puts together an expedition to find and destroy this monster.
Aronnax through luck or fate, is in New York at the time of the expedition’s leaving and is invited to join the quest to discover the monster’s whereabouts, alongside Ned Land, a Canadian harpoonist and of course his faithful manservant Conseil. The creature is duly discovered and engaged, only for the ship to be damaged and the three men are thrown into the sea… They grab the only thing they can, the beast, and realise it is in fact some kind of submersible..