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An Island Called Moreau

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Cover Illustration: Bill Botten
Paperback, 158 pages
Published November 1st 1981 by Timescape Books (Pocket Books) (first published 1980)
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Oscar
Calvert Roberts, Subsecretario del Gobierno de Estados Unidos, naufraga tras caer su nave espacial al océano. Afortunadamente, es recogido en una lancha y llevado hasta la llamada Isla de Moreau. En dicha isla gobierna con mano de hierro el llamado Amo, de nombre Mortimer Dart, que realiza experimentos al modo del mítico personaje creado por H.G. Wells, que a su vez, como se deja entrever, estuvo inspirado por un tal McMoreau. A partir de aquí, asistiremos a las aventuras y desventuras de ...more
Stephen Theaker
Feb 13, 2011 Stephen Theaker rated it really liked it
A good sequel to the novel by Wells, in which the protagonist has heard of the first book, and discovers that it was based on true facts. It features some great lines, such as "Warfare...the perfect human excuse to exercise power, personal power as well as national" (p.68) and "Whatever terrific events may inform our lives, it always comes to that in the end; we just want to lie down" (p.63). Readers today may be shocked by some of the sexual content.
Simon
Jan 18, 2010 Simon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sf
Like "Frankenstein Unbound", I think I need to read the novel that it plays on ("The Island of Dr Moreau" by H.G.Wells) to get the most out of this.
Roddy Williams
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Carlos
Feb 25, 2015 Carlos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Galardonado con premios como el Nebula, el Hugo, el Kurd Lasswitz y el British Science Fiction, Brian Aldiss es todo un referente de la ficción especulativa. Considerado el más prestigioso representante de la llamada “nueva ola de escritores británicos” –quienes renovaron el panorama de la ciencia ficción a mediados del siglo pasado–, Aldiss nos legó una interesante obra, dentro de la cual se enmarca “La otra isla del Doctor Moreau”.
La novela es narrada por Calvin Madle Roberts, un importante m
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Cécile C.
For some reason, although I've enjoyed Aldiss's work in the past, this one didn't grab me at all. This may be because of the somewhat unconvincing, and utterly unsympathetic, protagonist (a stuck-up bureaucrat who also sounds like a Christian fanatic sometimes, yet appear to entertain a very particular kind of Christianity, which remains barely explored), the plot that sounds rather unfinished (it begins and ends with plenty of unanswered questions, and evolves very little in the middle), or the ...more
Alexandra Rolo
Se ainda não leram o orignal do Wells então tratem disso e só depois podem pegar neste. Não é que não percebam, mas simplesmente não tem a mesma piada (acho eu).
Esta foi uma das compras da Feira do Livro deste ano e foi lido hoje num par de horinhas. A história pega na de Wells e na ilha de Moreau mas como se a precedente tivesse sido de facto verdade. Assim temos uma vez mais um sobrevivente de um acidente a chegar a uma estranha ilha com monstros.
A linha narrativa é mais ou menos a mesma send
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Constance Fastré
Reading 'The other island of dr Moreau' is just like reading a bad version of Dr Moreau's island. The book is too close to the original story to be really enjoyable. The main character is anything but likeable and I felt no sympathy for him.

Also, what with the orgy with a 4-year old?

Finally, I felt like there was some kind of a mix-up in the story with the human-animal creatures, the handicapped people and the new creatures.

In short, this story is short enough to still be fun to read, but I w
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Carol
Mar 03, 2014 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction, 2014
Another classic science fiction, written in 1980 and set in the then near future as the world approaches another major war. Here we have a crash victim rescued onto an island on which various genetic experiments have been carried out. Picking up and taking forward the story-line started in the original HG Wells story.

Not my favourite Aldiss book, but he takes the story on at a reasonable rate, continuing to unfold disquieting truths behind the island laboratory and of what darkness human minds a
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Vitor Frazão
As personagens na obra de Aldiss entendem a Ilha de Dr. Moreau, como nós a história de Robinson Crusoé, ficção baseada em eventos reais. A história em si não é má, mas tem muito de série B. Tirando a temporada do protagonista na Rocha das Focas que é genuinamente interessante.

Na minha opinião, quem não leu o livro original achará piada, os demais, quanto muito, irão tolerá-lo.
Peter Greenwell
Entertaining, but it's all over the place. And Aldiss is no Wells either, no matter how hard he tries. Not so much a sequel, but a modern day re-thinking of the original, complete with modern day moral ruminations. It doesn't work, but as I said - it's entertaining.
Bob Rust
May 31, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing
Moreau's Other Island (1980) plays fruitfully with themes from H G Wells during a nuclear war a US official discovers that bioengineering experiments performed on a deserted island are a secret project run by his own department. It was not however received with much acclaim.
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