Unlike many schoolmates of mine, when I was a student, I used to read only schoolbooks, that is the books I needed to go on. I missed many books suitable for my age, like Jules Verne’s novels.
I finished reading From the Earth to the Moon just now, at the age of seventy-two. Better late than never!
As for Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, I have to say that it stimulates imagination. It spurs people to transcend human daily materiality to search for what is beyond our limited three-dimensional world.
The main characters in the book, Barbican, Captain Nicholl, and Michel Ardan are noble figures that can be held up as examples to follow, for their honesty, spirit of adventure, and courage. On the whole, this beautiful book invites people to dream.
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
-Travels of the Mind