If you’ve read some of my posts, you’ll no doubt have noticed that I love H.G. Wells. This H. G. Wells novel was different, to me, than his other books. There was more imagination and suspense involved. As the book progressed, the plot got crazier and unpredictable. The action is not-stop, and the character isn’t really a protagonist. That and the fact that what happens is super sci-fi is what sets this book apart. If you like wild and unique books this is the book for you.
During a harsh snowstorm, a mysterious man named Griffin arrives at the local inn of an English village . He wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves with his face entirely hidden by bandages, a fake nose and a wide-brimmed hat. Extremely reclusive, rude, and unfriendly, he demands to be left alone spending most of his time in his rooms. He works with a set of chemicals and laboratory equipment, only venturing out at night. Many townspeople think that to be very strange, and he becomes the talk of the village. Something deemed unnatural and impossible happens, and Griffin has caused it. He tries to change what he has done, but his efforts prove fruitless. He goes into a blind rage willing to do anything to undo the horror he’s caused.
This classic is an entertaining read full of surprises and twists. It’s very odd and different, and I think that’s what makes this such an enjoyable book. It’s an unforgettable book portraying science fiction perfectly.