Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Time Machine: A Book Review

Title: The Time Machine

Author: H.G. Wells

Genre: Science Fiction

Reading Level: 12 and up

A man, referred to only as the Time Traveler, tell's the incredible story about his journey into the future to the year 802,701, where he meet's the childlike future human's Eloi and the fearsome Morlock's who steal his time machine trapping him in their strange world.

My Review: After all that's been going on in this present day world (oil spill's to name one)I'm not sure I picked such a great time to read this novel. It just left me feeling terribly depressed about the future. Not that it wasn't significant, it definitely was. H.G. Wells is a great writer and story teller. The dystopian world of the Eloi and Morlock's, is very chilling to read about. The outcome of humanity make's you think about where we're headed in life. It was good, but the tone of the novel was too dark for me to love it. Especially the end. I was also scared by the 1960 movie, and I've never seen the 2002 remake but I'm sure it would scare me too.
Content: disturbing subjects and violence
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Recommend: For dystopian and science fiction fans


  1. Interesting...really. I think I'm interested in hearing more...


  2. I saw the 2002 remake...Yeah, it was weird.

    But the book sounds good.

  3. Found you from the Hop. I saw the original version of the Time Machine and loved it!



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