Monthly Archives: September 2012
Well I love a good time travel story and this one is fantastic. What I really like about this book is that Wells describes in detail the events of time travel as if they were factual. His writing style is fantastic & the underlying implications of the story are poignant to real life, all great ingredients for a fab book.
As we sit smoking in the reading room sipping our port the time traveler recounts his expedition into the future, a future very different from our own. It’s the story of bravery, love and war, a story riddled with implications of our present actions as the human race. There were at times things in the story that were bizzare and seemingly unfounded, like the time travellers relationship with weena, a creature of the future. There were giant crabs and other oddities.
Overall however, this book was a fantastic read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s the first H. G. Wells book I’ve read & I’m intrigued now as to what else he has written. I’d rate this story a 7.5/10 for its great style and enjoyable story.