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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  68,067 ratings  ·  2,584 reviews
With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin the new guest at The Coach and Horses is at first assumed to be a shy accident-victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling: he has developed a process that has made him invisible, and is locked in a struggle to discover the antidote. For ...more
Paperback, Reč i misao, IV kolo, broj 140., 154 pages
Published 1964 by Rad (first published 1897)
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Anne
Aug 12, 2015 Anne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Evil Scientists
Recommended to Anne by: Jeff
This is the story of how one angry, naked, sneezing albino managed to terrorize the English countryside.
To be quite honest, I expected a bit more from the people who single-handedly fended off the Nazis. But Wells seemed to think his fellow countrymen would be a bit too inept to toss a sheet over the shivering bastard, and punch him in the throat.
Instead?
This:

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Attention:
1) There may be spoilers for this 100+ year old book in the review.
2) Only comment if you have a WORKING sense of humor.
3) Ser
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Jacob
July 2010

In a very old episode of This American Life (listen here), John Hodgman asks the ultimate question: Flight vs. Invisibility? It’s an amusing party topic, a fun little game to play, but there’s actually more to it than that. As a “Super Rorschach Test,” the question is difficult to answer because the two choices both tell us very different things about ourselves. Flight is noble, something we aspire to; invisibility is a more primal desire, something hidden and mysterious. There’s even a
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Delee
I have a feeling if I had read this on my own- my rating would have been 3 stars. So I would like to thank the following people for making this such an enjoyable buddy-read. You guys get a whole extra star all of your very own. No fighting when you split it among yourselves please.!!!!

Jeff, Stepheny, Anne, Tadiana, Dan 2.0, Jess, Evgeny, Dan, Alissa, Steve, Will, Christopher, Licha, Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Ginger, and Carmen

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"A room and a fire!"

On a cold blustery day in February- a mysterious ma
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Carmen
Aug 12, 2015 Carmen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Carmen by: Jeff
"Oh! - disillusionment again. I thought my troubles were over. Practically I thought I had impunity to do whatever I chose, everything - save to give away my secret. So I thought. Whatever I did, whatever the consequences might be, was nothing to me. I had merely to fling aside my garments and vanish. No person could hold me. I could take my money where I found it. I decided to treat myself to a sumptuous feast, and then put up at a good hotel, and accumulate a new outfit of property. I felt ama ...more
Dan Schwent
A scientist invents a invisibility drug and slowly goes mad. Chaos ensues!

I read this as part of a colossal Invisible Man group read. We're all familiar with the basics of the tale. For a story written before R'lyeh sank beneath the waves, it was surprisingly readable.

So a scientist named Griffin invents a serum that makes him invisible. What's he do with it? Become an even bigger douche nozzle! Griffin becomes invisible and is suddenly above the law, stealing as he sees fit and cheapshotting pe
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Evgeny
This is a buddy read with the following people:
Jeff, Stepheny, Anne, Tadiana, Dan 2.0, Jess, Delee, Dan, Alissa, Steve, Will, Christopher, Licha, Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Ginger, and Carmen. Please let me know if I missed anybody.

A mysterious man came to an inn of a quiet and quite backward Sussex village. Would it be a spoiler if I reveal his secret right here, considering it is given away in the title? Anyway, the guy is invisible and it causes no ends of grief for him and down-to-earth inhab
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Jeff
This was part of a massive buddy read of this title and usually for a buddy read I do something other than a serious review.

Jeff, have you ever done a serious review?

*sigh*

I might do a poor rendering of a passage from the book, kind of in the author's style in order to embarrass a few of my Goodreads “friends”, who quite frankly usually have it coming or if I’m feeling inspired, I’ll do something really creative.

Jeff, do you set some sort of bar for “creative”? Is there a sliding scale? Define “
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Will M.
I won't deny the fact that at one point in my childhood, I wanted to become invisible. It wasn't the top priority in my list of "I hope one day I'd suddenly have this super power", but it was still there, probably at number 6 lagging behind Wolverine's Claws, flying, super strength, teleportation, and Johnny Storm's powers. I haven't thought of the consequences of being invisible then because I didn't contemplate on things that much when I was a child. I mean, who would do that?

Take note that I
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Tadiana ✩ Night Owl☽
This classic read revealed conflicts galore: Between society and the individual. Between lust for power and wealth, and the collective good of society. Between my literary side that wants to ruminate on themes of alienation and self-absorption...

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and my nerdling side that keeps wanting to pick apart the scientific underpinnings of invisibility.

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Why did his potions and radiation work, especially on, say, dead body parts like hair and nails? Why would it stop working(view spoiler)
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Stephen
2.0 stars. I had not read this book in many years and so I decided to re-read it over the weekend. In retrospect, this might have been a big mistake. Previously, I had very fond memories of the book as one of the best of the “classic” horror stories along with Dracula, Frankenstein and The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Well, it is certainly a classic of the genre, but I no longer feel like it deserves a place among the elite of its peers.

If can I may borrow and paraphrase from the
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Amy
Do you think the notion of an invisible man was really foreign to the readers during the time Wells wrote? While I found this book moderately entertaining, thought the scientific "theories" were thought-provoking, and felt there were seeds of some really potent themes (however undernourished the seeds turned out to be), I feel like Wells was totally preoccupied with trying to describe to the reader what it would be like to have an invisible man in our midst. This isn't a concept that I (as a mod ...more
Dᴀɴ 2.☢


This book was highly entertaining, much more so than I had envisioned. I never know what to expect, when picking up one of the classics, and I knew next to nothing of this story going in. I didn’t bother to read the synopsis, let alone any reviews, and I’ve learned from experience to never, ever read the introduction prior to the story. Especially on these older works, or if said intro is written by Stephen King. For some idiotic reason, they like to assume everyone already knows the tale, and t
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Stepheny


Dear Iron Invisible Man,

I have recently been informed of your actions in regards to invisibility. Let me just tell you- there are some great advantages to being invisible and with that comes a great responsibility. I am absolutely appalled at your behavior and I intend to dictate some rules and boundaries for you. The Minister for Magic has summoned me and requested that I write you a letter.

This letter is intended to set you to rights. Here are your guidelines for you to keep in mind while you
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Safae
While reading this book, I tried to imagine reading it in the late years of the 19th century,having in mind that it was an era of inventions, the invention of the television was shortly afterwards, in 1900 a television was shown in an electricity congress in Paris, and that was the first time it was called a television,the escalator, the radio,the helicopter,..etc and many other inventions of the first years of the 20th century, so those people thought that everything was possible, and especiall ...more
Stefan Yates
My second H.G. Wells novel. Honestly, I didn't enjoy The Invisible Man quite as much as I did The War of the Worlds. The storyline and writing were both top notch, but I just found it hard to REALLY enjoy a novel in which I totally despised the main character.

In all actuality, I guess my feelings towards the protagonist/antagonist (yes, both are the same character) would be considered a win for the author, as I feel that Wells didn't intend for the reader to truly like this character. What I fi
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Christopher
*speaker steps up to podium to give review*

Good evening,
Invisible Man is one of those rare novels that have changed the shape of American literature. This nightmare journey across the racial divide tells unparalleled truths about the nature of bigotry and its effects on the minds of both victims and perpetrators. Readers are ushered into a parallel universe that throws our own into harsh and even hilarious relief. Suspenseful and sardonic, narrated in a voice that takes in the symphonic range of
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Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
If Annie Wilkes Stepheny doesn't lock us all up in her vegetable cellar, I will be buddy reading this with an awesome gang of misfits: Anne, Jeff, Stepheny, Delee, Christopher, Tadiana, Will, Licha, Alissa, Steve, and the Dans (both 1.0 and 2.0), Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Carmen, and Ginger on August 10.

Please Stepheny......don't........*falls*


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2.5 stars

Does anyone remember this movie?

I was in high school when it came out and I thought it looked like the coole
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Steve
Read as part of the BIG BUDDY READ, 2015 EDITION!

4 stars.

H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” (1897) is the account of a scientist condemned to invisibility because of an ill-advised decision to consume a concoction that hadn’t been fully tested. After conducting secret experiments for four years while living in London, the scientist, “Mr. Griffin”, sees invisibility as a means to escape from poverty and obscurity, being motivated by is a desire for power and a wish “to transcend magic.” Griffin rela
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Miriam
In which it is demonstrated that invisibility, like wealth, looks, talent, etc doesn't count for much if the possessor remains an asshole.


For this much-anticipated buddy read with Ann, Jeff, Delee,
Tadiana, Stephany, Evgeny, Jess, Auntie J, Licha... sorry, other readers, I've run out of steam on the hyperlinking, maybe later...
I used the Modern Library Classics edition subtitled "A Grotesque Romance." To my great disappointment, the library refused to lend me the one subtitled "a fantastic sens
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Edward
Biographical Note
Introduction
Further Reading
Note on the Text


--The Invisible Man

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Kristen
I love Wells, why I was never made to read anything by him in high school I will never know. The Invisible Man follows the story of an un-named man who enters a tavern/inn in a small town. The man is wrapped head to toe in bandages, eyes covered by goggles and a hat pulled down. Assuming the mysterious man to have been horribly scarred, the innkeeper’s wife rents him a room without even asking his name. Very quickly the reader learns that the man is invisible, and not all that pleasant to begin ...more
Auntie J
The Invisible Man follows the trail of an arrogant and selfish man who is too doltish to think of any negatives to being invisible until after he achieves such a state.

I've been an H. G. Wells fan for years, but strangely enough had not yet read any of his books, until now. A fan of his stories as adapted to film, the ideas, his influence on the Science Fiction genre.

The writing here is a bit old-fashioned, as is to be expected, but I found it accessible enough. This was not high-brow Literature
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Jonathan
There are some semi-spoilers in this review. However none of them can describe the experience of actually reading this book and the language used and mainly refer to generally commonly known elements of this book.

This is perhaps my favourite of H.G.Wells' books that I have read. This in itself is interesting as it has slipped into a sort of obscurity when compared to the fame of The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. However what I love about this book is its greater grounding in human aff
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Carol
The Invisible Man published in 1897 is a great sci-fi Classic!

Born an albino, Griffin has always been an outcast, and as a young chemistry student, his experiments lead to "invisibility" tried first on small objects, then a (view spoiler) and eventually himself (view spoiler)

At first, our scientist has a little fun with his deceptive existence, but his life of dread soon begins in earnest when he discov

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Alison ☆彡
Rating: 4 stars

“In the middle of the night she woke up dreaming of huge white heads like turnips, that came trailing after her, at the end of interminable necks, and with vast black eyes. But being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned over and went to sleep again.”


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This book was really interesting, mostly because it was written in 1897. At that time, people had no idea what an "invisible man" was. Come on, invisible?! Nobody had ever heard of that until H.G. We
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Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading*

3.5 Stars

The Invisible Man is character orientated in its own way, but by taking a distant tone to illustrate the isolation of genius from society, the corruption of power. HG Wells makes sure the man isn’t even that likeable, although of course my silly heart felt compassion sometimes anyway.

If you’re familiar with the Universal classic movie, the first chapters – that is his time at the Inn – is pretty identical in sequence and outcome in the film. Thankfully the shrew innkeeper woman wasn’t a
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Alissa Patrick
"I wish I were invisible". This is a common answer to the question "If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?". Many people think this would be great- to be able to spy on people, do whatever you want and have no one notice. But would it be really? Wouldn't it be lonely and isolated, possibly to the point where it would drive you mad and make you do horrible things?

But...what if you were already a horrible person to begin with?

In my opinion, stories are always more interesting when the
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Jacob
Melville House Presents: The Invisible Man; or, Hey Everyone, I Bet We Could Find Some Great Novellas By Unjustly-Forgotten Eighteenth- Or Nineteenth-Century Female Writers If We Did A Bit of Digging, But Fuck It, Let's Just Do H. G. Wells Instead, Because What The World Really Needs Is Another Edition Of The Invisible Man, Amiright?
Kathryn
Wells had a gift for combining science fiction and social commentary which remains relevant to our times. The Invisible Man can be taken at face value and only the surface story considered. Or the reader can reflect on some of the things Wells may or may not have been trying to say, especially involving society, idividuality, ostracizing and passing judgement, xenophobia, and other such topics that solely pertain to human interaction.

I have become a huge fan of H.G. Wells, though it still rankle
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Licha
I don't know why I've been putting off writing this review. There is really not much to say about this book that probably hasn't been said or is somewhat already known.

I am going to limit it by saying what I did like about it. The book was actually funny, which I wasn't expecting at all. Although Griffin was rude and unlikable, I couldn't help but laugh at some of his antics, which somewhat endeared him to me, until he went full-boil mean toward Mr. Marvel, a homeless guy he basically bullies i
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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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