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The Time Machine -- HG Wells The Time Machine by HG Wells is a fantastic book in my opinion It is filled with everything ranging from action to romance to science There is a little comedy yet not enough to interfere with the point of the book Written in clear illustrative and beguilingly gorgeous prose Wells manages to paint a truly timeless and ultimately unforgettable portrait of the future that has well stood the test of time Wells addresses his anxiety that evolution may not always result in the positive progression of a species but may in fact present just the opposite possibility - an eventual de-evolution which Wells foresaw as the unavoidable social future of man resultant of the extremely striated class structure and sociology of his times Strong points of The Time Machine include lovely prose ingenious plotting perfect pacing and rhythm along with thought provoking and meaningful questions Wells does do a fantastic job of describing emotions and feelings particularly negative ones I felt hopelessly cut off from my own kind - a strange animal in an unknown world I must have raved to and fro screaming and crying upon god and fate Characterization in the book was weak so there is not much to say about the unnamed Time Traveler We know he is male and brilliant scientist that lives in the 19th century No family history or background information is given and we are given no prior knowledge as to what has happened to him before the story begins He has one objective to find out what happens to the human race in the future Through the rest of the book we do learn a little more about him and gradually we come to realize that he is a good deal more complicated than one might first assume The beginning of the story sees his arrival in the future as a composed and intellectual man From the
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