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An Engaging and Wonderful Story Oct 8, 2005
Captain Nemo is one of those rare titles that captivated me from the first few pages. After reading many stories and many books, it has become less common to find a title which draws me in so quickly and so easily from the first few pages, but this has proven to be such a title and from that early rare moment it never let me down, becoming also one of the few that demands to be read without being putting down for even a moment.
Every aspect of Captain Nemo, the way in which it touches the realms of fantasy, science fiction, and even the alternate reality within which this story takes place, are done in a manner that blends them into a perfect harmony. The alternate reality, within which this story takes place, is developed very logically and explained early in the story, allowing one reading Captain Nemo to dismiss questioning thoughts about how such a world came into being and why does such a world exist at the time it does within the story. This allows the reader to fall into the simple enjoyment of the story itself, which is yet another reason I believe Captain Nemo to be one of these rare stories well worth your reading time.
Story wise Captain Nemo is excellently developed and when presented with stunning and often breathtaking artwork it has, brings to mind in great sci-fi stories, both movies and novels, of the all time, as well as everything that was wonderful about those movies, and novels, everything which helped to make them timeless.
Captain Nemo starts in the year 1893, within a world that is very different than the 1893 of our world. Due to a change in the outcome of historical events, the French winning a battle that in our world they had lost this world of 1893 falls under the oppression of Emperor Napoleon IV. Having won that one battle, France was able to extend its tyrannical rule throughout the world, forging a vast Empire, one which in size and power rivals that of ancient Rome. However, it is not a world in which all accept France as being their rightful supreme rulers, and being one such man is young Captain Nemo. Nemo along with other members of his crew are now considered rebels and outcasts by the French Empire for standing in defiance of Napoleon IV's Empire as they roam at will beneath the surface of the oceans aboard the Nautilus II.
Add to this story a cast of characters which truly leap off the page, from Captain Nemo himself, his loyal crew, the man obsessed with finding Nemo, the accidental, but very beautiful visitor to the Nautilus II and you have a better understand of what has made this story so magical for me and what has left me wanting more with each page I have read of Captain Nemo.