Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A-Z ... VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA






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...






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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? ;)

16 comments:

  1. This is such a classic! I loved it.

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  2. I was a HUGE fan of the television series and never had a clue it was based on a book. Ahhhh....the memories! :)

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    1. Pretty sure I never saw the TV series! but i bet it was cool!

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  3. I'm sure I read that years and years ago... Can't remember anything about it, so this comment is pretty useless :-)

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  4. its a fantastic book! thanks for reminding me! my boys would love it!

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    1. No worries, I'd like to see how they do enjoy it if you read it with them/if they read it. :)

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  5. Sounds pretty dang enticing to me! I wish I could write a blurb like that! And a book like that :)

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    1. I know, it's a cool blurb huh? encapsulates what I imagine (having not actually read it) to the dramatics of the story :)

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  6. Hope it's a less arduous read than Verne's 20,000 Leagues -- afraid I had to skim some portions of that beast.

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  7. Thou hast been tagged!

    http://dangerousdansblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/teralyn-rose-pilgrim-recently-tagged-me.html

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    1. Thanks Dan! i appreciate it! :)

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  8. ha! You sold me on the book! I had never heard of it :-)

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  9. I read two of Sturgeon's books, but not this one. It sounds like a great read.

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    1. I haven't read any Sturgeon! guess I've got reversing that as a reading goal too :)

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  10. I remember when I saw the movie of this and loved it. I am suddenly wondering if it's the first sci-fi I ever saw... great stuff!

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