The invisible man, H.G. (Herbert George) Wells. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1899 . The invisible man Wells, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 s.n. s.l. s.d First edition 1897 Original ascii text downloaded from the Internet Wiretap anonymous ftp server on June 6th 1993. -- Text tagged to TEI compatible format by Jeffrey Triggs for the University of Oxford Text Archive
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I downloaded this book after recently re-watching the 1933 film after reading that it was quite different in parts. It is a very engaging read, I've always enjoyed H. G. Wells' style of writing and this continues in that vein. The only slight disappointments are that it didn't go on longer (although understandable in that it is a novelette), and the ending was a bit of a let down. I would've preferred it if somehow he'd managed to escape his captors at the end and struggle to safety. That way we would've been left with the notion that he could still be out there.
Also I guess, the invisibility device is kind of a one trick situation. There's only so many times Griffin can poke someone, strike them or get involved in violent struggles.
Anyway, I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't have a vast amount of time on their hands and wants a bit of science fiction without any spaceships or aliens!
The fact that it's free should certainly help entice a few people too.
Brilliant little story
It's a pacey, surprising and well told story of a man who becomes invisible and all the troubles it gives him and others. Worth a read.
it's was terrible