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The Invisible Man

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

This book is the best book I have read!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a man who wants to learn how to turn things invisible.He turns himself invisible,he has been living thi way forever.He is robbing to live his life.Some one is betraying him and telling what he does. What will happen to the invisible man!I recomend this book bec...
This is a man who wants to learn how to turn things invisible.He turns himself invisible,he has been living thi way forever.He is robbing to live his life.Some one is betraying him and telling what he does. What will happen to the invisible man!I recomend this book because it's mysterious and it's addicting!!!!!!!

posted by Mr_Porter on March 2, 2009

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2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I have to start out by saying I was sorely mistaken as to what I

I have to start out by saying I was sorely mistaken as to what I thought this book (“The Invisible Man” by H. G. Wells) was about! Honestly, I thought it was more something like the adventures of an invisible man, light and humorous. Was I ever wrong!

Maybe I should ...
I have to start out by saying I was sorely mistaken as to what I thought this book (“The Invisible Man” by H. G. Wells) was about! Honestly, I thought it was more something like the adventures of an invisible man, light and humorous. Was I ever wrong!

Maybe I should have gotten the hint that it wasn’t some happy-go-lucky story from the following:

“He’s deadly. He’s insane. He’s standing beside you. And you won’t know – until he strikes. . .” – from the cover of my edition

and . . .

“. . . invisibility is good for one thing. . . creating terror. An invisible man can kill people. . .” – from the back cover of my edition

Unfortunately in this case, I normally stay away from reading a synopsis for fear that the summary will give something away.

“The Invisible Man” by H. G. Wells is a classic book published in 1899, so while it fulfills the requirement of a classic book from the 19th century for my Classics Challenge, besides that, I wasn’t impressed.

“The Invisible Man” is a story about a man, Griffin, who is invisible and angry with the world. He realizes that if he wears clothing or eats, his clothing and food are seen. If he moves, he’s heard. So basically, an invisible man is good for causing terror and abuse. Thus, Griffin proceeds to cause terror and harm to the people in the story.

I greatly disliked the invisible man, Griffin. He’s an evil character, but not even a villain you enjoy, like the Joker in Batman. He’s just ruthless, unfeeling, angry, selfish, and really rude to people.

I recommend this book to people who want to read the classics, but I didn’t enjoy it myself. It’s a quick read, I just wasn’t a fan.

I’d prefer to recommend “The Island of Dr. Moreau” by H. G. Wells if you are looking for a short classic by the same author. And although I disliked this book, I still have on my list, and will read another one of his books, “The Time Machine.”

What are your thoughts on “The Invisible Man” and H. G. Wells as an author? Go to my LoveAtFirstBook blog and tell me what you think!

Thanks for reading,

Rebecca

posted by RebeccaScaglione on September 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2003

    Interesting short story

    The concept of invisibility has been the source of much theory and conjecture. If there was a way to bend light or to have a garment (or skin, as in the case of the Invisible Man), be able to reflect all colors of the visible spectrum, it could be used for good or evil. The story deals with the ramification of unique power and the use of that power. In the case of the Invisible Man, the main character is both brilliant and tragic. You find yourself asking what kind of path you would follow had you been in the Invisible Man's place. This was the first of many classic stories by H.G. Wells, and it is worth the read. I did find it a bit shorter than I would have liked, but Wells was never one to waste words. I still liked it, but not as much as his other works.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Snowtuft

    Watched from five trees away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Is there any sane person here?!

    Can someone please please please tell me their opinion of this book? Not someone that's doing stupid cat warrior roleplays... there's a reason we have chat rooms! I've heard from my friend that this book is quite good and I am a fan of other H. G. Wells and Jules Verne works. Reply to Bibliophile15... Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Good

    Almost done in chapter 27

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Is this the one about..

    That scientist who injects stuff into himself goes invisible and then goes insane then a bunch of guys have to kill him? Am i right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    READ THIS!!!!

    If you can't read the following word you're stupid approamently

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    A classic stroy

    A classic story that should not be overlooked.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2006

    fun short story

    it had its funny parts and lts of action.action did drag pointlessly at some points but its fun and ends soon.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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