The Time Machine by H. G. Wells


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Number of pages: 108
You would think that because this is such a short book, I would get through this book fairly quickly, but no. It was a fantastic book but it’s one of those where you have to take your time and devour every word to really absorb the story to its fullest extent.
So here’s what happens; The Time Traveller, as he’s called in the story, takes his Time Machine and basically transports himself into the future. He lands 800,000 years in the future and then describes how the world is different and the adventures he went on. The Time Traveller is telling this story to a group of men, who, in the end, must decide for themselves whether or not to believe him.
What I really liked about this book was that it took off right from the beginning; literally. There wasn’t much time spent setting up the scene, characters, etc. and the story built upon itself as it grew and progressed. Actually, by the end of the story I knew more of what the Time Machine and the future looked like than the actual Time Traveller himself. However, this was good because I think the story was less biased, somehow, like his physical attributes didn’t take away from the story. I was able to enjoy the world as it was, through my eyes, not the attributes of another.
The scenes were painted so vividly and described so carefully and this really helped enjoy the future as it was (will be?). It was also scary to think “Will this ever happen? Will the future really be like this?” Just a heads up to someone living 800,000 years from now let me know (because by then you probably really will have time travel).
This was such a great classic and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in perhaps super natural, or dystopian worlds. It’s a fairly short read so check it out!
See you soon!
Paige

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