July 23, 2021

Book Review

by Arpit

Book:The Time Machine
Author:H.G. Wells
Publisher:Fingerprint Classics

After reading the book "The Invisible Man", I wanted to explore other books by H.G. Wells. So I decided to read The Time Machine. It is a science fiction novel written in 1895. The title of the book itself explains the whole scenario of the book.



It is an anecdote of a time traveller who develops the time machine which uses the fourth dimension by controlling time and space. One day while experimenting with his machine, he travels into the year 802,701. On exploring the future world, he realises that humankind is being divided into two types. One is Eloi, who lives above the earth surface. Others are Morlocks, who are fond of darkness and live underground.



Over time, he loses his time machine. At this stage the whole scenario becomes thrilling and exciting. Will he be able to find his time machine back?



Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all. ― H.G. Wells, The Time Machine


The time traveller also meets an Eloi named Weena. The understanding between the protagonist and Weena allured me. It was something I never expected in the book.



Irrespective of the slow start, the book gains momentum. It has the power to engage readers till the end that makes this book difficult to keep down. But some things are very complicated to prove scientifically. As the book was written in 1895, you can't criticise a lot. But the imagination of H.G. Wells is astounding. The book facilitated a lot of science fiction stories and novels.



The usage of many complex words might slow down your speed. If you are fond of reading science fiction books, you must definitely try it.


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