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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
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A great concept, and a mediocre story.

Who hasn't thought about being invisible? This novel explores some of the pros and cons. Even before any problems occurred, invisibility has a few flaws (eating, rain, etc). It was fun thinking through these kinds of issues.

The story, however, had so much potential, but I felt like it was almost completely wasted.

I enjoyed the mystery in the first few chapters, although they seemed a bit slow. The last couple chapters, in my opinion, seemed to be just tacked on to give a conclusion. It's like the author wanted to tell two stories, but couldn't decide which to stick with. Either one would have been better than two.

As it is, it seems disjointed. The first part is straight mystery, and the second is straight action. It just didn't connect well.

I did enjoy it, but mainly for the first half.

Nevertheless, The Invisible Man touches on some great themes: scientific advancement, human nature, etc. I'd say it's definitely worth a read, if only to get you thinking.
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December 26, 2019 – Finished Reading
December 27, 2019 – Shelved

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