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Always A Good Read
7 December 2017
Originally appearing as a serial, the book came out in the same year of 1897. As a stranger appears in the village of Iping, Sussex on a cold February evening so the village will never be quite the same again. For this stranger as we are about to find out is invisible. As we read of the incidents that happen in the village it eventually becomes too much for people, and as things progress so the invisible man has to escape and find somewhere else to stay.
When Griffin, as we find out the name of the invisible man eventually comes into contact with a former fellow student, Kemp, so we find out more about his tale, and how he became invisible. From time immemorial Man has told tales of cloaks, potions and rings that will render their users invisible, right up to today’s experiments being tried for military purposes, but for Griffin he knows the answer. The only thing is that he has no way to render himself visible again.
This story still holds people’s imaginations, even if you read it numerous times, and as we see here Griffin starts out with an idea and as he progresses and not helped by the fact that he cannot render himself visible, goes mad wanting to eventually take over power, and rule. There is comedy here as well with some of the incidents caused by being invisible and able to move about without being seen, and there is a lot to ponder upon here as well. Always a pleasure to read this is great for both young and old.