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    If you like stories of survival against all odds, where a group of people must fight nature herself in an epic contest of wills, then there is, in fact, a book for you. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss was published in 1812, but the age does not make it boring; it does quite the contrary. When the Robinsons fall victim to a shipwreck, they must fight in an epic battle of nature versus man for mere survival. Follow the story of this eighteenth century family as they salvage the wreck, build the magnificent dwelling of Felsenheim, discover, and thrive on the desolate island that is their verdant prison. One of the major conflicts is definitely the first rainy season they encounter, full of fierce hurricanes and storms. The other would be their constant battle against massive snakes, lions, and hyenas. The turning point in the book is when the family finally gets to the island from the wreck. The family faces a persisting threat of death on their remote tropical island, the location of which is not specified. The Swiss Family Robinson is exciting, and breathtaking in the description. What I like about the book is how consistent the author stays with the region they are in, (native plants, wildlife, trees, etc.,) and how easy it is to picture the island.
    Over 3 years ago
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    By Johann David Wyss
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    If you liked the first Lord of the Rings book, you'll love the sequel. The book The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien is set somewhere in the year 3023 In the fictional land of Middle-Earth. The major protagonist would be Frodo Baggins, son of Drogo. He has to destroy the accursed Ring of Power in Mount Doom, right under the nose of the major antagonist, Sauron. Lots of minor skirmishes happen, but the most intense battles are the storming of Isengard, and the battle of Helm's Deep. One of the turning points in the book might be when Frodo and Sam had decided to leave the Fellowship, and travel to Mordor alone. Through many dangers, the book shows the loyalty of Sam, and how the main characters are able to reach the mountains. And as if it wasn't pressure enough, their friends are on the other side of the world, fighting a war they cannot win. Frodo must reach Mordor before Rohan and Gondor fail. I like the book, because despite the fact that there are many kingdoms, Tolkien is consistent in direction.
    Almost 4 years ago
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    I read it, and it was definitely one of the best books ever.
    Almost 4 years ago
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    I'll admit it was kind of slow, but at the same time essential for the lord of the rings series.
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    Just goes to show that only 97% or more of the ocean has been explored.
    Almost 4 years ago

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