The School for Robinsons
This was the first Jules Verne’s book I didn’t like. The story is weak and there is no surprise, everything is foreseeable. The characters are too simple, with no great deals and flat.
I read this book in Portuguese and the translated title is something like “The Unknown Island”. Due this, I was confused and I thought that this book and “The Mysterous Island” were the same. I was wrong, but I realized after, and maybe because this I was too disappointed. I’ve just bought this book thinking on that and was excited to read because I wanted to watch the movie, based on this book. Well, I will wait a little bit more to watch the movie.
Although everything, I think it is a good book to children and teenagers. The history is easy and someway engaging. If you are 20 or older, I don’t suggest.
My favorite phrase is in 118th page: “The teacher showed immense pleasure. Almost danced…”.
Tartelett was a character in the story, a supporting character. He was a dance teacher and since he was lost in the strange island, he lost his will to dance. Something good happened and he almost dance… It was funny to me!
p.s.: something that I’d like to share was the fact that I get sick when I started reading this book. Yes, I started to sneeze. The book was so old, acctualy published in 1972, and as I am alergic, I got the flu for 4 days, in other words, all the time I spent reading. Weird. 😉
Take a look at the situation of this book: yellow pages! I love it!