Reviews of Time Machine, the (1895)
Review by darkkilala (2005-05-15)
This book is the best science fiction book ever written. Wells did an amazing job on explaining the different features of the different times that the Time Traveler went through. He explain the landscapes and the creatures with a very amazing accuracy. This book was just the thing to launch me into reading science fiction books.
Review by mrdude (2005-02-11)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells depeicts the story of a man known as the time traveler who travels into the distant future with a time machine that he creates.
I enjoyed this book pretty well, it is quite short and a quick read. The story is told through the voice of a man who is visiting the time travalers house at one of his many dinner parties. The entire book is written in first person. All and all a good book and an interesting view on what future lies ahead as told in the late 19th century.
(Review also posted at the IBDoF)
Review by hammer587 (2004-01-14)
This is a great book. If it's raining and you're bored pick this up and read, it's well worth it. I didn't feel it was 'too sci-fi', in fact it is narrated just as a scientist would narrate a story and guides your imagination rather than lead it around or drown it in some 'crazy' action. It makes you think. (Without spoiling anything) At the end, if you were in his position which of the (objects he chooses among) would you bring? .. If you watch the movie definetly see the 1960 one. I usually hate all film versions of books but the 1960 movie is terrific.
Review by Jago360 (2003-03-15)
Another hopelessly contrived story by Wells. Besides the author's usual uninteresting plot, er, "twists," Wells managed to land his time traveler in the most mundane, boring time period in "human history" - it's hard to care about the Eloi when they never do anything. Only a few good ideas are presented, and most are mere glimpses (like the earth's end) that only make you want to strangle Wells more. Skip this tripe and read. . .well, almost anything else.