Enjoyed reading the account of the life of an invisible man, and the troubles he comes across which mainly arise from the fact that an invisible man like everybody else, needs the shelter of warm clothes. But if he can make himself invisible, why can't he make his clothes so?
Personally think that the idea to rule the world with the reign of terror came up quite abruptly in the story. Clearly an invented reason to kill the protagonist so that the story can be ended properly....Continua
HG must have written this with a twinkle in his eye, chuckling to himself. The story is quite good, but what really makes this novel is the writing.
Sample: "You must picture Mr. Thomas Marvel as a person of copious, flexible visage, a nose of cylindrical protrusion, a liquorish, ample, fluctuating mouth, and a beard of bristling eccentricity. His figure inclined to embonpoint; his short limbs accentuated this inclination. He wore a furry silk hat, and the frequent substitution of twine and shoe-laces for buttons, apparent at critical points of his costume, marked a man essentially a bachelor."
There were parts of this book that really made me laugh. I also really enjoyed when he was wandering around naked on Oxford Street and by the British Museum. On the whole I don't think it was by any means Wells' best. But still highly enjoyable....Continua