The Time Machine

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Changed my minds about HG Wells
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My first encounter with H.G. Wells was not of the pleasant sort.
I read or tried to read 'the invisible man". It was drawn out and really strange. And the image of Kevin Bacon kept floating disconcertingly in front of my eyes.

Am I the only person who thinks The Invisible Man is faintly sexual some how? Pretty sure I am.

That's why this book took me completely by surprise. It had me hooked from page one!

[ The story revolves around an inventor who creates a time machine with the intention of traveling to the future where humanity has solved all the mysteries of creation, science and the world is a veritable Utopia of enlightenment.

When he travels to the future to find that human race has lost its humanity we are treated to the musings of a brilliant man, H.G. Wells, through his protagonist, The Time Traveler. (hide spoiler)]

When you look at Wells's life, you'll find that he spent his last few years warning humanity about a terrible fate that would befall it. He died shortly after the detonation of the first atomic bomb.

He spent his entire life prophesying about the future of mankind and all possible futures that our various actions will lead to.


I can just picture Wells putting years and years of frantic fitful though about the future of humanity into one hundred and fifteen pages.

The book had a slow start like most classics but if you stick with it you'll be amazed at how intriguing it all is.
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Strange & Boring...but if you re read it...
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Reader reviewed by Veronika

I read this book when I was 12...I didn't enjoy my-self at all. It seemed really boring to me.

But when I re read it some time ago, I understood what H.G.Wells wanted to say in this book, it seemed pretty nice after all, with all the different times he visits...

So I think you have to re read his books to appreciate them as you should.

PS: Nevertheless, I prefer the Invisible Man.

Veronika
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Good Life Lessons
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Reader reviewed by Hope

This book although hard to get through, teaches a great life lesson. After the beginning it does become bearable however. It shows how our actions will effect the future. It really makes you think and consider your decisions. It will be a harder read then most teens are used to.
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Boring
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Reader reviewed by Grace

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, is about the Time Traveller, a man who has built a time machine and wants to use it. His colleagues are skeptical and don't believe it will work. But the Time Traveller comes back to tell his tale about the year 802701 and meeting the Eloi.

I didn't even finish reading this book because the wording of the book was old-fashioned (first published in 1895). I think this book would only be good to the people who like old science fiction books.
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way different from the movie
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Reader reviewed by darkAngel

When I saw the movie (any of them, the old one too), I wanted to ask if the people had even read the book!! The latest movie was pretty good though, but it wasn't like the book at all, other than that it had morlocks and eloi.
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