Gulliver’s Travels || 88 Classics Challenge (11) ~ Book Marathon Review 10.

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Well as you all know I am trying to read 88 classic novels this year and this is the 11th, I somehow feel so proud that I was through 11 novels and trust me my experience was awesome. I have some other classics that i will be reading in a few days so keep your beautiful eyes open and let’s start this review. Come on people.

P.S. these are my opinions, if you don’t like them, please stop reading and leave. I like discussions, not hatred.

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.

•Book Description:

Author: Jonathan Swift.

Publisher: Benjamin Motte.

Genre: Satire, Children’s literature, Science Fiction, Parable, Fantasy Fiction.

Chapter: Four Parts.

Pages: 320 pages.

Series: No.

Time: 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Publishing / Published: 28 October 1726.

•Official Summary:

A satirical narrative by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels(1726) has retained its popularity with children and adults alike for two and a half centuries for its inventiveness, wit, narrative strength, and a certain kind of grim humor. The four parts of the narrative describe the adventures of Gulliver, the ship’s surgeon, among the Lilliputians, six inches high; the Brobdingnagians, tall as church steeples; the Laputans, who are thoroughly unpractical philosophers, historians, scientists and projectors; and finally the houyhnhnms, noble horses endowed with a rationality far beyond the reach of human beings.

•Critics Ratings.

Goodreads: 🌟3.6/5Stars🌟.

Google: 🌟82% liked this book🌟.

Amazon: 🌟4/5 Stars🌟.

Taken from the respective sources

•My Rating.

My Review.

This novel has me into pieces. I couldn’t understand 35% of the book and also the language is super difficult as it’s a classic and was written in the 17th century. The book that I had had 4 parts in it. Let me dissect them and discuss them with you.

1. A Voyage To Lilliput:

I have read this story before and it is one of the most famous in the 4 stories. This book has tough language and many characters. The writing is tough to understand but yet really beautiful. When you read the book you can literally have the accent with you. The characters are clear and the story is beautifully described. The whole concept is really nice. This novel was very slow for me in reading as I got bored in it.

2. The Voyage to Brobdingnag:

This is my most favourite of the 4 stories in Gulliver’s Travels. I loved the characters and the writing in this part of the novel is the easiest. It’s like the author lightened up while writing this story. It’s understandable and very well described. I love the concept and the ideology of Jonathan Swift. Best story of this classic. I read through this really fast as I loved it and it was very interesting.

3. A Voyage to Laputa:

This story was nice but not the best. The writing was easy but I just didn’t connect to the story. The words were a little too hard for a 19-year-old me but I loved the concept and the characters. The plot and stories are perfect. I like how the summary is described at beginning of each chapter. 

4. The Voyage to The Country Of The Houyhnhnms:

To be honest, at this point, I was tired of the hard words in the book and the writing language. I liked the story but somehow it was repetitive to this point. The same thing repeated…the author travels and goes to a new place, meet new people, describes the same old things and leaves. I was tired and happy that the book got over.

The story was nice and it was a somehow a fun read. It deserves to be called a classic as it has so many unique elements. I liked the book but it’s not a book that a teen with a weak literature knowledge should read.

So that’s it for today. I hope you loved this review. I will be back soon with one more review and hope you all are safe and sound. Take care and see you soon, until then…

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11 responses to “Gulliver’s Travels || 88 Classics Challenge (11) ~ Book Marathon Review 10.”

  1. When I was a kid perhaps in class 4 or 5 on my Birthday my friend gifted this book to me. Since that age, It remained one of the favorite ones and I still have it in my parental home. You Review gave me a flash of my childhood. Thank you so much for this amazing review.


    1. Ardent Bookworm Avatar
      Ardent Bookworm

      This post reminds me of my childhood days.


  2. Wow, this is one of my favorite childhood books. I loved this book a lot. Ur review is well penned dear!


  3. Wow, this is one of my favorite childhood books. I loved this book a lot. Ur review is well penned dear!


  4. Wow your review took me to my childhood days when this was my favorite book…. a nicely written review… want to read this book to relive my childhood


  5. This book is always a fav of mine. But I never thought that I could also provide review of it. So seeing someone who has fulfilled my like a fantastic feeling . ❤️❤️❤️Keep posting more sweetie ❤️


  6. I agree that it’s not an easy book to read as with many classic novels, due to the language and vocabulary. Many of which we no longer use. I feel these types of books are best read in a literature class or in a group where you can have discussions or a teacher guiding you through the book or a lot of it would be lost on the reader. Perhaps even a study guide is needed to help you get through some parts to understand what it’s really about what the author’s intention was. It’s been a while since I read this – actually not sure I finished reading the whole book. I will have to dig it out again and give it another shot!


  7. When I was a young boy, this was a real favourite of mine. I think it remains a classic to this day, and some of the film adaptations are good too.
    Best wishes, Pete. xx


  8. I read this in class 5 i remember because my dad bought it for me.. This is nostalgia.
    Thanks ♥ ♥ ♥


  9. I have read very few classics to date. I have watched the movie though. Love your review.


  10. This was one of my favourite childhood books. I always enjoyed reading it. You brought back a lot of memories.


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