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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
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Apr 17, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: ownebook, sci-fi, fantasy
Read in April, 2009 , read count: 1

This is one of those books you can read two ways. You can read it for fun as a great story, or you can get all English Major on it and beat every last drop of fun out of it analyzing the hidden meanings, subtexts, and philosophy of the thing.

I read it mostly as a a fun story, and it is that. It had my attention throughout the whole of it. Here's something about Wells: he writes the best pandemonium scenes. Ever. There's one in here that makes you feel for the people that don't know what to do, and at the same time you can't help laughing at the whole thing.

If you want to get a little deeper, the main character comes off as rather endearing at first -- and maybe not so much later on. I think we all might wonder what we'd do in his shoes, and hope not the same things.

It's a good read and well worth the time.

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Reading Progress

04/15/2009 page 8
4.17% "Started; read Chapter 1"
04/16/2009 page 44
22.92% "At Chapter 15 and still no idea why he's invisible."
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