Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells - Review

book cover art for The Invisible Man by H.G. WellsThe Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
Genres: Classic, Science Fiction

     The wonderful thing about classics is that the characters are well known. However actually taking the time to read them helps unravel some misconceptions or assumptions made about the character.

     Not many plans are well thought out. While The Invisible Man had thought of many uses for invisibility while he toiled with his experiments, there were many arguments against invisibility that had not occured to him. One of which was excessively obvious when he found himself wandering around London invisible, but stark naked to escape detection, in the middle of January.

     There was also the fact that he had made no antidote. In for a penny in for a pound I suppose because once invisible there was no going back. There were other interesting adverse side effects to invisibility, but I won't reveal them all or you would have no reason to read the book for yourself.

     A pretty short book, well worth the read. This is the third book that I have read from H.G. Wells and while I'm not a huge science fiction fan, I am very impressed with his writing. He was definitely a man ahead of his time and really gives a reader some food for thought.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

     As with most classics, this novel is within the public domain and available for download as a free ebook on both Amazon and Goodreads.

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