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The Island of Dr. Moreau

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Finished this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the fourth in a series of five that I bought in a slip case and is as entertaining as the other three that I've read - The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of The Worlds.

 

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked, along with some others who perish, and then rescued by a strange man called Montgomery carrying some very strange cargo. Prendick however, is thrown off the ship that rescues him and, not welcome on the island at which it lands, is cast adrift. Just before he drifts out to sea and certain death Montgomery rescues him again and so the real adventure begins.

 

This tale had me gripped from the start and really chilled my blood, as did the previous three. Wells is a master craftsman especially at the short story (the copy I had is only 103 pages long) and shows just exactly what to do with the format.

 

Very recommended.

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I really enjoyed this too. I read it last year. It rather spooked me though. I was on a train to London when I got to one of the really chilling parts. The train stopped and someone got on and sat in the seat next to me and I jumped out of my skin... the other passenger got up and found another seat!

 

It is a great story, and has a relevance today given what was happening on that island...

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It is a great story, and has a relevance today given what was happening on that island...
The note at the end of the story in my copy stated that it could happen, which is the very essence of horror, I've found. I'm not very good with Sci/Fi insofaras I've always thought that the genre was all space aliens and time travel and the IDM comes across to me as pure horror.

 

I won't be reading any Wells on public transport though!

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The note at the end of the story in my copy stated that it could happen, which is the very essence of horror, I've found.

 

Thats a really good way of looking at it, I will remember that!

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