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1.0 out of 5 stars over-rated and dull, 9 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution (Penguin Classics) (Kindle Edition)
I loved the Time Machine and looked forward to reading this "classic".
It only took a few pages for me to realise that this was an altogether different book to the Time Machine - it was uninteresting and worse still, badly written. I hated reading it and only finished it to see if it had any redeeming features. It was a good idea poorly developed.
Because Wells imagined his readers were complete morons he repeats things again and again. Every key point is thoroughly laboured.
The kindle version is probably much worse than the printed one because you have no idea when the torture will end. Seeing only a percentage indicator and enough waffle added to the front and end to fill a book in their own right, you have no way of guaging when your misery will end.
I would have given this 0 stars if Amazon would let me.
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