Friday, August 15, 2008

The Hunt for the Meteor by Jules Verne

Name:The Hunt for The Meteor
Author:Jules Verne
Publisher: Arco Publications 1965
Pages: 191
Part of a series? N
My rating: ****
Why I would or would not recommend it:
Published posthumously this novel is highly enjoyable.
It tells the tale of two amateur astronomers who both discover a new meteor at the same time. Previously friends (their son and daughter are to be married) they fall out over who has discovered the meteor first.
Add in the fact that the meteor is discovered to be made of pure gold, that it's falling to earth, and there is arguing over who it belongs to, where it will fall, etc. and you've got a highly amusing story about science, rivalry, greed and human nature!

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