Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆
Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth, – a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
Unlucky in love, but desperate to prove himself in an adventure, journalist Ed Malone is sent to test the infamous and hot-tempered Professor Challenger on his bizarre South American expedition findings – not least his sketches of a strange plateau and the monstrous creatures that appear to live there.
But rather than being angry at his questions, Challenger invites him along on his next field trip. Malone is delighted: until it becomes clear that the Professor was telling the truth about the terrible lost world he has discovered.
Will they all survive the terrifying creatures on the island? And will anyone ever believe what they saw there?
This book was so much fun.
Professor Challenger has found a plateau in the South American jungle where dinosaurs still exists. But back in London, no one believes him. So he mounts a second expedition, comprising of his rival, Professor Summerlee, Lord Roxton, an adventurer and avid hunter and Malone, journalist for the Gazette.
I adored Professor Challenger. He was such a great character, so fun to read about. He’s incredibly convinced of his own genius and always ready to defend it – with his fists if necessary.
“From henceforth I take command of this expedition and I must ask you to complete your preparations to-night, so that we may be able to make an early start in the morning. My time is of value, and the same thing may be said, no doubt, in a lesser degree of your own.”
And then there is the whole adventure part. A group of intrepid heroes, travelling to a hidden place, where strange creatures exist. It was great.
But the best part is the tongue-in-cheek narration. Loved it.
Professor Murray made several profound remarks to his white tie and to the water-carafe upon the table, with a humorous, twinkling aside to the silver candlestick upon his right.
A fun adventure, full of interesting characters and strange creatures.