Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, 300 pages
After finding the notes of a famed alchemist, an intrepid Professor and his skeptical nephew embark upon an expedition to discover a passage to the Earth's core. Together with their devoted guide Hans they journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano and discover an astonishing subterranean world.
To me this wasn't as good as some of Verne's previous books that I read. I felt that the slower pace at the beginning of the book made it a little harder to get into. The characters themselves weren't all that interesting as we really don't learn that much about them, that and the wordy over descriptiveness hinder the enjoyment of this book.