It is easy to dive in and get completely lost in Verne's world of rainbow colored fish, glittering pearls and sunken underwater cities. At times it almost felt like I was about to drown and suffocate in the richness of his descriptions and the heavy amount of specific facts of technology and geography - but thankfully, I made it through.
Some aspects of this book did not appeal to me; I am not a huge fan of the typical Odyssey, and I often skip the practical facts. But luckily Verne had included a haunting tale of an isolated Captain, who had forsaken humanity and every form of civilization. That really spoke to me.