The Invisible ManH.G. Wells

The Invisible Man

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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells Book Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

“Alone-it is wonderful how little a man can do alone! To rob a little, to hurt a little, and there is the end.” What would you do if you were became invisible? Would you use that power for good, or would you become consumed with the freedom it afforded you? Griffin, the antihero of H.G. Wells’ classic novel, definitely belongs to the latter school of thought. A misunderstood genius with albinism, Griffin has suffered taunts and isolation his whole life. As he descends into madness, his plans become far darker than simple revenge on those who have wronged him.

In addition to this creepy novel, H.G. Wells-who is widely seen as the father of science fiction-also wrote The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau;. Besides killer plots, his work provides chilling insight on human nature. The Invisible Manis a story about cruelty, curiosity, and unfettered power. Read it-and you’ll immediately notice its inescapable influence on modern literature, movies, and comic books.

The Invisible Man (H.G. Wells) Book Reviews

TimelessTimeless and wonderfully written..Score: 5/5

SeeBlue Transparent Green Transparent White Transparent Transport.Score: 5/5

The Invisible Man at last!After watching of the movies based on this novel, I decided to read it for myself. If only they would make a movie based on H. G. Wells novel, it would be an amazing film to watch. The Universal’s earlier The Invisible Man with Claude Rains borrowed heavily from the book, but they changed several key scenes told here. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and I encourage other readers to spend time in its pages as you follow the adventures of a man turned invisible..Score: 5/5

Great bookGood read, all 500 iphone pages of it. Ive read it twice :P.Score: 5/5

The Invisible ManShort and sweet. Such a classic..Score: 5/5

Oldie but goodieCan always rely on a classic.Score: 5/5

11/10Not usually into the classics if I must say; although as I began reading this book, I found myself unable to stop reading. I had to know what ‘The Invisible Man’ had planned, how he became, how he would end. Highly recommend to any and all fiction lovers of all ages!.Score: 5/5

DidHey time r.Score: 5/5

Worth a readI loved this story and all of its detail. I’ve seen many invisible man movies but none tell this particular story, and none have the amount of humanity and depth of character. Although he becomes a monster of sorts you can still find some empathy for him in his current state..Score: 5/5

GreatIm in eighth grade and this book was great it has interesting vocab that i would not know but with define integrated to ibooks this is great. I also had an audio book downloaded at the same time so it could go faster !.Score: 5/5

🤩Good story 🙏😘.Score: 5/5

The invisible manOne of the bestt Sci-Fi books I’v ever read. Amust read for classic horror lovers.Score: 5/5

Amazing readThis, given the time it was written and the vocabulary used at the time, was a somewhat challenging read for me. Once I got a hang of the wording and really started to read it I enjoyed it a lot. It’s a very unique story and has great characters. The ending seemed like it could’ve given a little more but this is still an amazing read and would recommend to anyone that wants a intriguing story with challenging vocabulary..Score: 4/5

Glad to finally read thisAlways wanted to read this story. It started out very interesting and was in general a good story. I wish there had been more back story about the main character and a little less of him just being hunted down. But hey, you cant argue with a classic..Score: 4/5

Very goodIt was very nice at the end it was kinda sad for our invis man Lyon die.Score: 5/5

Worthy of classic statusA fast-paced, tragic thriller with ethical questions. Excellent read!.Score: 5/5

My favorite bookNot much else to say besides it’s amazing.Score: 5/5

Incredibly BrilliantLove it. I’m on page 60 and already completely captivated. Wells is an amazing author..Score: 5/5

Fascinating bookHG Wells creates such an engaging and interesting story.Score: 5/5

Easy to readGood book. I don’t really read that much but I want to get into reading more, and this was a good place to start..Score: 5/5

H.G. Wells really knows how to set a precedentIt’s amazing how this man’s ideas set the first stone to the creative works of so many others hundreds of years later. The idea of time being traversable, alien invasions, or in this case invisibility all have contributed so much to modern science fiction. On this book in particular,I found it quite intriguing to see the origin of the trope of an invisible being causing havoc in the world. One thing modern sci-fi writers could take not on is Well’s ability to use actual physics in attempt to justify the outlandish aspect of invisibility (rather than just throwing the word “quantum,” in there a few times and never bringing it up again.) Also liked seeing the psychological revelation of the invisible man, as his abilities both closed and opened certain possibilities to him.Score: 4/5

I like how the book is and how interesting this book is .I like how the author stated in this book and what I don’t like is nothing really.Score: 5/5

The Invisible ManWhile I enjoy classic novels I found this book to be rather bland when compared to Frankenstein or Dracula or any other number of character books. It’s not bad by any means and worth the read but it loses something in our modern era when there are so many invisible man stories and movies which themselves are not too interesting..Score: 3/5

Not as expectedA classic tale that I did not truly know but certainly enjoyed..Score: 5/5

MidMid.Score: 3/5

Good, short readThis was a good and easy read. I liked the storyline and watching how the invisible man moved through life..Score: 4/5

Slow. Slower. Didn’t care. Exciting ending.I really don’t know what to say about this book. I was hoping for something a little more exciting, I suppose. The truth is that the book is very slow until a little after halfway through. The ending is quite fun and almost worth the sometimes extremely slow pace of the book..Score: 3/5

A classicAs always, H.G Wells has incredible story-telling abilities, a great novel, and constantly interesting. Hardly a moment of low-action in this book..Score: 5/5

Great book.I enjoyed this book very much..Score: 5/5

What you can’t see can kill you...Not surprisingly, I read this book as a paperback. From the first page, I was hooked! I will go ahead and admit that the edition I read was adapted and abridged for modern audiences, but there is something to be said for this. When I was young and still in high school, my teacher read Frankenstein aloud to our entire class. It turned me into such a gigantic fan of the book that I was not only delighted when they finally made a faithful film adaptation of the story in the 90s called Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but while the edition our teacher read to us was an adapted and abridged edition, I was determined that I would someday track down an original publication with the original text and buy it to read. Thanks to my liking for buying books from thrift stores, this has happened very recently and I’m looking forward eagerly to reading the book. I enjoyed The Invisible Man enough that the same is true of this story. If I ever find a publication of the book as H.G. Wells originally wrote it, I will be ecstatic about reading it! Wells is usually well-known as a science fiction writer, but this fantastic book is a must for horror fans who love love horror classics!.Score: 5/5

Good bookIt’s a good book. But it’s kind of boring till the last 50 pages of the book. Wish the was more fun action in the rising action..Score: 4/5

Good bookThis book described action extremely vividly and describes scenery and sounds and feeling in a manner of splendour. The Invisible Man himself has incredible character development and how his actions affect the environment/world and how the world and people react to him is very dynamic..Score: 4/5

Not my favMeh. Just didn’t get into it. Not a bad book just didn’t capture my undivided attention..Score: 3/5

Big ppPp.Score: 5/5

Okay.Wish the ending was better. Looking forward to watching the movie because I just finished the book..Score: 3/5

QuestionWhere did his start in life approach from (what the scientific label for household families)..nuclear I think. But I’m sure there are more scientific names bc as a society we dissect where -we’re from period. But I thought this would be good to know since I’m wanting to read the book. Especially the public domain one..Score: 3/5

The invisible manReally great book. Highly recommend.Score: 4/5

Great book!I am not one to read books very often but in the case of the Invisible Man, I could not stop reading and wanted even more when the books 417 pages were finished. This is an overall amazing book and you should defiantly consider buying it..Score: 5/5

It was goodIt was a good book and I am in 8th grade. There is some vocabulary that is hard but in the end it was good.Score: 3/5

Left scratching my headThe story started off slowly, picked up speed and then went out with a whimper. What’s the moral of the story? Be careful with what you experiment with? Only use science for the good of mankind and not for personal gain?.Score: 2/5

WOWLoved the book the ending was kind of vivid but the story was great scary, one chapter was sort of funny when the guy kept saying ass, and the book was written beautifully. Hands down, 5 stars.Score: 5/5

An ok bookThe plot is good - nice short story about an invisible guy. Tired of reading old English stuff because it’s hard to understand at times. It was exciting, yet boring. I was confused at some parts..Score: 3/5

Invisible manIt is a hard book to put down. I paused me to think about things we wish for that we think would be really great to have until we discover that it would be dangerous or wrong to have it. All things that glitter are not gold as Griffin found out..Score: 4/5

A Sympathetic MonsterIt’s a fascinating story! At first it seems to be a scientific experiment gone awry. I became sympathetic with his quandary. Perhaps because of his situation he evolves into a monster, perhaps seeing the futility of the situation and then feeling so trapped that he goes mad and becomes a killer.Score: 4/5

Book is great, this edition is censoredInexplicably, this version uses euphemisms where Wells used the N word. While that word is no longer acceptable in most contexts today, there is no valid reason for this edition to censor Wells original words, no matter how offensive they might be. To censor without notice is an even more diabolical form of revisionism. I hope the producers of this ebook correct their error..Score: 4/5

Olivia JohnsonThis is the coolest book I've ever read and this is a five-star rate..Score: 5/5

The invisible manDis this book.Score: 5/5

Very goodVery descriptive. I had a fun time reading it page by page I could barely stand to stop reading it, so much in fact I was agitated when I finally did have to go to sleep at 1 a.m. Very good book. Highly recommended.Score: 5/5

I like itIt didn’t end how I expected it to. At first I didn’t really like him, but towards the last page I felt for the invisible man..Score: 4/5

Good, solid bookThe more you read, the faster it gets. It also leaves you asking about what point insanity really starts. It’s like Frankenstein, but better. Would highly recommend.Score: 5/5

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GoodGood.Score: 5/5

It's alrightGood book but I didn't like the ending.Score: 3/5

Awesome!!!It was awesome!.Score: 5/5

Great bookIt was straight up great. Loved it!.Score: 4/5

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The quintessential mad scientist storyWith a knack for capturing the intersection of the dramatic with the extremely mundane, this quintessential mad scientist story is an absolute caper. Almost as a bonus, the ‘science’ in this piece of science fiction is at least plausibly absurd and has a basis in real optics. The Invisible Man absolutely deserves its place as a classic of science fiction..Score: 5/5

It’s okayGood story..Score: 3/5

OkOk.Score: 1/5

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GoodExcellent.Score: 5/5

Couldn’t put it down!I am completing a classics book challenge and I must say I really enjoyed this one. H.G Wells writes this book with such pace you have to keep reading on to find out what happens next. Similar to Dr Jekyll in the sense that an experiment gives them these new found powers to live as they please and as they please does not involve helping others in anyway! The invisible man is a complete anti hero’s in that H.G Wells left me feeling sorry for this character and actually rooting for him to have his revenge against the other characters for their constant betrayal. I feel that anybody who is consistently spurned by mankind given his scientific discovery could easily become ‘the terror’ he became throughout the text. Such a good book - definitely will reread in the future!.Score: 5/5

A Good YarnA good yarn though dated..Score: 4/5

So glad I read thisSo glad I read this!.Score: 5/5

Good read.All in all this was a good, quick read, albeit a slow start..Score: 4/5

The Invisible BAM!Dude goes invisible and goes around attacking everyone in the town..Score: 3/5

Entertaining enoughEntertaining enough. Author with very good imagination..Score: 4/5

Thoroughly enjoyed itA very good read..Score: 5/5

SuperfooleryWhilst the numerous action scenes are tiresome to visualise, the monologue of the world’s first sci-fi supervillain is a fantastic discovery of his super powers and maniacal master plan for world domination..Score: 3/5

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