Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bookworming: The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau, H. G. Wells, ***
A hundred years before Jurassic Park's Ilsa Nublar, there was another tale set on an island that also warned of the dangers of being too confident in the use of our science to control nature. And surprisingly, the formula hasn't really evolved much (no pun intended). Readers or viewers of Michael Crichton's suspense novels and the movies derived from them will find themselves at home with the rising tension and exponential unraveling of The Island of Dr. Moreau. For those who like those sorts of novels or for those who might want to be familiar with the source from which they spawned, I can heartily recommend this little literary history lesson.

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