Sunday, June 03, 2007
The Time Machine
Wells, H.G. The Time Machine.
My review can in no way do justice to The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. It left me speechless. What I really thought after reading it, is why on earth hasn't anyone made me read this before now? How could I have lived this long...read this long...and not read this wonderful little book. The Time Machine is short, but wonderful. At only 86 pages, it makes for a great afternoon read. A group of men are gathered together to discuss life. One of them, the one called "The Time Traveller" reveals to his friends and/or associates that he is working on an invention--a time machine. He intends to prove that it is possible to travel back and forth in the fourth dimension--time. A week later, at another party or gathering, he is then able to tell his tale. He tells of his travels to the year 802,701. The good. The bad. The ugly. Life on earth has changed quite a bit, as the Time Traveller witnesses. And as he journeys even to the very end of time, he learns some important truths about mankind past, present, and future. The storytelling element of the story is great.
I highly recommend The Time Machine to everyone!