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The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
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Jan 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction, 2010, 1001-list, classics

I'm not really sure what to say about this story. To me it was 'OK', hence the 2 star rating. I haven't read any other HG Wells stories, so I can't compare it to his other works, but now I'm in no hurry to read them either.

The idea of vivisection is somewhat disturbing, which is one theme that is central to this book. It was interesting to read how Wells feels this affects not only the animal going through it, but the finished product, and those around it. I do think it would be an interesting book to have a discussion about, as its views on Religion, Technology, and Science are good talking points.

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Reading Progress

January 8, 2010 – Shelved
January 8, 2010 – Shelved as: science-fiction
January 20, 2010 – Started Reading
January 20, 2010 –
page 1
January 21, 2010 –
page 70
45.75% "So far just strange inhabitants on the island. Curious to see where it goes from here."
January 21, 2010 –
page 160
January 21, 2010 – Finished Reading
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
March 22, 2010 – Shelved as: 1001-list
August 10, 2011 – Shelved as: classics

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