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An amazing imagination but hard to read and racist
on 22 January 2017
In my opinion not his best book. In terms of imagination its brilliant but it requires a lot of focus to read and for me personally it was hard to get into the narrative because of his descriptions using outdated language, obviously he was writing this nearly 100 years ago so you expect the language to be different but when you are trying to visualize an imaginary place, time and intricate machinery it doesnt help that the wording is unfamiliar as well.
Also there is a heavily racist under current at some points which put me off. Again i know it was a different time but still massively off putting.
I would say the invisible man, the island of dr moreau and DEFINITELY the time machine are much better.