The Invisible Man is the first book I read by H. G. Wells, and I guess it will not be the last. Whenever I read science fiction, I promise myself that I will read more of it. I can say that Wells’ book, which I read with ease and great enthusiasm, has ultimately increased my interest in books of this genre.
The Invisible Man tells the exciting story of a scientist who became invisible thanks to a discovery he made. Before reading it, I didn’t read any reviews to be without prejudice. So I had no idea about the subject of the book, except that someone was invisible. It was a remarkable experience for me to realize how unwarranted my dreams were as I progressed through the book while dreaming about the benefits of being an invisible human and what could I do with such power. Being invisible was not such a good thing as I imagined it was at all; on the contrary, it was a situation so painful to drive people crazy.
How do you think an invisible man in such a painful situation would spend his life? Apart from having no place to shelter and no one to trust, he had to walk around naked in the heat of summer, and ice-cold winter. And this causes the invisible scientist named Griffin to go crazy slowly. Food is another problem because it remains visible in his stomach without being completely digested. And of course, when it snows on our invisible man, it collects on a transparent thing, and a strange image emerges. Passing cars often almost kill him because they do not see him. When he trusts someone and tells his story, things change completely. It is one of the most important and in my opinion the most enjoyable books in science fiction. It certainly teaches a lot about human nature. Enjoy!
The Invisible Man
With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses and his hands covered even indoors. Griffin – the new guest at The Coach and Horses – is at first assumed to be a shy accident-victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling. He has developed a process that has made him invisible, and is locked in a struggle to discover the antidote. Forced from the village, and driven to murder, he seeks the aid of an old friend, Kemp. The horror of his fate has affected his mind, however. And when Kemp refuse to help, he resolves to wreak his revenge.
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H. G. Wells
Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories. And works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games.
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