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The Time Machine and The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
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Jan 14, 2011

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bookshelves: sci-fi, classics
Read from January 14 to February 05, 2011 — I own a copy

I had never previously read either of these classic science fiction stories, although I was familiar with The Time Machine because of the movies and an old dramatized version on a cassette tape my dad used to have. Although I enjoyed both stories, they weren't quite what I was expecting.

The Time Machine: The setting was familiar to me, but the plot wasn't as exciting as I remembered. The Morlocks never felt very frightening or threatening to me in the book, and I could have done without all the time spent trying to explain why the future was the way it was.

The Invisible Man: The biggest surprise for me with this book was how unlikeable the Invisible Man is. At first, I empathized with the character's needs, but by the end, I didn't care for him at all. I think this story may have been more interesting to me if the Invisible Man had been more likeable.

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