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by Melvin Burgess, H.G. Wells
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Blog of love, inspiration & kindness
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness rated it 7 months ago
This novel was one of the first science fiction novels that I have read and have regretted reading it afterwards because the story within it ended so fast and so abruptly without any future exploration and explanation behind the future world. I can understand why it ended so fast and why it ended so...
Mae's Library
Mae's Library rated it 8 months ago
Old, but a pretty easy read. Some elements of the social critique could still be applied today.
The Singularity of Multiple Thoughts
The Singularity of Multiple Thoughts rated it 11 months ago
The Time Machine is a multi-layered, dually structured novella, with the main plot lingering on both Physicalism and philosophical supernaturalism. It is a social doom prophecy which explores a model of society on the brink of chaos, as a consequence of social injustice. From the perspective of a ...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
Interesting concept, but the execution fell a bit flat (or old fashioned - it was written in 1895). Central themes, besides the minor time-travel aspect, include how the social class divide and technological innovations have altered humanity. This book provides something to think about.
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
This is a classic that I never read and I always meant to, and it's short so it didn't take long at all. It was just okay for me. My favorite parts of the book were the beginning and the end, not so much the parts when the time traveler is actually in the future. But, it is amazing to think that Wel...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 2 years ago
This is truly a classic! The description of the Morlocks and Eloi are a little sad considering they are the future of mankind. The ending left me wanting more.
the promdi geek reads
the promdi geek reads rated it 2 years ago
This may be source material for all the time travel stories that I read or watched. This was also adapted in films multiple times. The one that I watched was The Time Machine (2002). I can now see why, the original material is short. The film has to add more material to flesh out scenes and added ch...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 2 years ago
The Time Machine is more an analysis of the society than it is a novel. The world in which the Time Traveler landed is quite weird and a bit crazy. I love how the Time Traveler is trying to explain everything he sees and how this society is organized. When he discovered how these "people" really liv...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 years ago
I was plesantly surprised. I did not enjoy War of the Worlds when I was a teen (I was bored to tears, actually), but I might have to revisit it given how much I liked this one. It was bittersweet and evocative. Hamy in the social commentary too, but on those I still liked one passage: And here ...
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I wonder if vegans object to the Morlocks' diet?In what is now a classic of the Science Fiction genre, an un-named narrator has local dignitaries over to his place once a week to tell tall tales and show off his latest inventions to. On one of these evenings he limps in the worse for wear, in desper...
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