The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G Wells - Review

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G Wells - Review

The book is told from the first-person perspective of Edward Prendick. He survives a shipwreck and is then saved by a passing vessel.

He meets Montgomery and a bunch of other weird characters who look suspiciously like animals and is taken with them to Dr. Moreau’s island.

Edward meets the doctor, whom he knew to be a famous scientist in London – but was banished for his experiments.

Edward s0on suspects Moreau is doing strange experiments on his island with people and animals, and after a series of strange events – meeting a lot of people who again, look suspiciously like animals – Edward runs away into the jungle, afraid he will be the doctor’s next experiment.

There he meets the failed experiments of Dr. Moreau, a bunch of human-hybrid animals who have formed a society in the jungle on the island. Edward lives with the animals for a while and gets to know them. Then, a complete breakdown of Moreau’s experimental island becomes imminent.

Book Details

Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau
Format: Paperback
Author: H.G Wells
Language : English
Publisher : CreateSpace
ISBN: 197420121X

This book is front to back fun. It’s got everything you could ask for in a science fiction book. A crazy scientist, a shipwrecked guy way out of his depth, and society of human-animal hybrids.

The first-person narrative works through the entire book. I love it when authors can get away with this style. It never fails in excitement. A persistent feeling of unease stays with you through the entire story.

The bit about Edward and the half-woman/half-cat was awesome. Wells really knows how to engage the readers with a story that is just pure fun. There are no hidden meanings or cliff hangers. It is just an overall good book.

I give it a full 10/10. Short and digestible, no extra baggage or unneeded descriptions. He tells it how it is in a big flare of science fiction fun.

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