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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
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Oct 11, 2011

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bookshelves: classic-novels, gcl-audio, science-fiction
Read from October 10 to 11, 2011

A little didactic at times. Story elements aren't developed enough to help the political pill go down, although he is interesting as socialist in challenging assumptions of perpetual human improvement.

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H.G. Wells
“And like blots upon the landscape rose the cupolas above the ways to the Underworld. I understood now what all the beauty of the Upperworld people covered. Very pleasant was their day, as pleasant as the day of the cattle in the eld. Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs. And their end was the same.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

Reading Progress

10/11/2011 page 20
17.0% "Not disappointed so far..."
10/11/2011 page 90
76.0% "Interest5ing that there'd be any common ground at all between Wells the secular, and maybe didactic, socialist, Enlightenment historian Edward Gibbon, and contemporary Christian author John Eldridge. Yet all connect on the loss of vital innovative spirit when a real fight is seen as distant."

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