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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
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Apr 30, 2012

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Read from April 30 to May 02, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Another of the classic books I never read growing up, but have always wanted to. I had, however, seen the old movie version of this book a lot of times. I was surprised to find that the movie was a bit different than the book, and so reading this was refreshing!

For someone who had been through what the main character had, I felt that his recollection was a bit unrealistic, though if it had not been, the book would have not had as much substance, and would have had to been written in a different way. Even so, I believe that being more realistic could have made for a more engrossing story. The other notion would be to have written the story in an autobiographical viewpoint, which would have been equally as good. Yet, the ending would have to have been different, in that case!

Possible spoiler: Regarding the question posed at the end, my vote is that he returned to save Weena, and vanquish the Morlocks, providing freedom to the Eloi!

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