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Brynhild, or the Show of Things

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Hardcover, 302 pages
Published 1937 by Charles Scribner's Sons
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Jun 20, 2012 Mel rated it did not like it
H.G. Wells is one of my top five favourite authors. But he really blew it this time. His later work is quite hit or miss. He seems to have so many ideas and feelings and just can't get them across properly as he's far too sure that his way is the only right way. Bryhild is an odd book. It starts kinda like it wants to be an Evelyn Waugh novel. It's got a weak main hero who writes and lets things happen to him. The book seems like it's trying to be amusing and poke fun at things but it just fails ...more
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Mar 19, 2013 Louis Glazzard rated it did not like it
This is quite possibly the most boring book I've read in a while. At the beginning the ideas seemed promising as Wells has a very thoughtful writing style but when I read more I started to become less interested in the plot and disengaged with the characters. Not a lot seems to happen and I quickly skimmed it till the end. I gave it an average chance but I'm sure its not one of his best works. Maybe if I persisted I may have became more interested in the plot, however I didn't feel motivated to ...more
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In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government schol ...more
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