This year for the A-Z challenge, I've been posting an A-Z list of books taken from my GoodReads to-read shelf. For today's title starting with "V", I was torn between a really weird sounding, possibly hard to read story called "Verruca Music", and the book I wound up choosing in the end, which is...
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Theodore Sturgeon
From a flaming sky, heat seared Earth's surface and cast forests alight, and mighty cities flared and died. In a few weeks, mankind would be burned from the face of the planet. There was only one desperate chance, and only one man desperate enough to take it--Nelson, the "Mad Admiral". Defying his government and the nations of the world, Nelson drove the giant atomic submarine Seaview halfway around the globe to a grim rendezvous with Destiny. Unknown monsters of the deep barred his way; foreign warships hunted him; sabotages delayed him. But Nelson bulled and slashed his way through. Then, at the crucial moment, when disaster struck and the world seemed doomed, Admiral Nelson launched his mad plan.
Why do I want to read it? Classic. Dramatic. Sounds cool. Yay, sea monsters! Enough said? ;)