Friday, January 29, 2016

Bookworming: The Time Machine

The Time Machine, H. G. Wells, ****
It seems a bit silly to write a review of one of the foundational works of science fiction that has been highly acclaimed for years, but I'll do it anyway. The Time Machine is a quick read. Much like Psycho, I'd recommend it even if you already know the main story beats. Wells was a great writer, and aside from the rather sudden introduction of the names of the two mysterious species, the story flows extremely well. If there is any criticism to be found, it is in the lack of depth. But that's judging it by the standards of today's multi-book epics. In truth, it's a very focused story with a single premise, and there's nothing wrong with that. There's just not much more to say. if you like science fiction, you have probably already read this, but treat yourself if you haven't. You won't regret it.

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