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The Time Machine and The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
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Sep 11, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: sci-fi, classics
Read in September, 2011

The Time Machine is the beginning of science fiction, and I love science fiction! But, I could not enjoy this book, as much as I wanted to. It was more preachy than mind-bending, bombarding the reader with Darwinism and socialism, rather than exploring the concept of time travel. There wasn't enough curiosity on Wells' part to make this book satisfying.

As for The Invisible Man, well...it was a man, and he was invisible...and he was rather cranky. That's basically the story...a man going around invisibly and crankily.

I think that if you're going to read Wells, The War of the Worlds is your best bet. That book is fantastic! I'm glad these other books exist, but that doesn't mean that I have to like them.
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