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The Island of Doctor Moreau
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message 1: by Patrick, Moderator II from USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new) - added it

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The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by English author H.G. Wells. The novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals. The book deals with a number of philosophical themes including pain, cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells describes it as “an exercise in youthful blasphemy.”

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message 2: by Rafael, Moderator II from Brazil and Master of the Bookshelf! (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rafael da Silva (morfindel) | 587 comments Mod
I read it some months ago. Great story!


Claire  | 251 comments I read it a week ago. And enjoyed it. Easy and short read too.


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Catherine Habbie I have read this one. HG Wells seems to have been an inspiration for Jurrassic park here.


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Bernard Smith | 3727 comments Any exercise in youthful blasphemy gets my vote!


message 6: by Rosemarie, Moderator III/ from Canada / YA Classics (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rosemarie | 10842 comments Mod
I will be reading it later in the month.


message 7: by Patrick, Moderator II from USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new) - added it

Patrick | 728 comments Mod
I’ll read it later this month as well. I’ve been looking forward to this one. I’m trying to finish a few books I’m currently reading.


shannon  Stubbs | 211 comments I just bought it. Will start it soon.


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Michael | 29 comments Just started reading it. This has been on my TBR list ever since I saw the old B&W film starring Charles Lawton.


message 10: by Rosemarie, Moderator III/ from Canada / YA Classics (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rosemarie | 10842 comments Mod
I didn't know whether I would like this or not, having seen bits and pieces of movie versions over the years.
I enjoyed it much more than I expected, mainly because of the narrator. His story and thoughts really grabbed me.
A four star read for me.


shannon  Stubbs | 211 comments I kind of felt bad for the Beast people.


message 12: by Rosemarie, Moderator III/ from Canada / YA Classics (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rosemarie | 10842 comments Mod
So did I. It was a terrible thing that Moreau was doing, and all for no good reason, just curiosity.


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