Review: Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts



Publisher: St. Martins

Publishing Date: January 2015

ISBN: 9781250057792 

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 2.2/5

Publisher Description:It is 1958 and France’s first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy’s most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond. The pressure builds, the hull protests, the crew prepare for death, the boat reaches the bottom of the sea and finds nothing. Her final dive continues, the pressure begins to relent, but the depth guage is useless. They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands, and so it goes on. Onboard the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania, and murder. Has the Plongeur left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere? 

Review: Meh……Interminably long, almost as if your reading time is the same as the subs drop beneath the ocean. A group of uninteresting men plying their arcane drivel with a sense of elitism, coupled with average writing and…..meh.




2 thoughts on “Review: Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts

  1. is it similar to Jules Verne 20 000 leagues? From the rating I can say that not so good

  2. Yes it is similar only in that they are in a sub under the sea….

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