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Although this is certainly not a great novel, it needs reading. Based on a true story it will provoke a morbid curiosity in nearly everyone that reads it. I can certainly see the H.G. Wells reference and my other problems with the book are that a) Herbert thinks he is funny when he is actually irritating and b) Despite being the best character in the book Dismas mentions his own deformities far to often.
I'd recommend reading this, but it isn't going to match King in terms of spinning together a great story with an exciting thriller