A fantastic masterpiece of mystery and science fiction. The mysterious recluse Mr Griffin wanders into town, keeping his whole body hidden and shutting himself away with his scientific equipment. So begins another incredible tour de force by the master of science fiction H.G. Wells. When the village is besieged by strange thefts by an uncatchable ...Read MoreA fantastic masterpiece of mystery and science fiction. The mysterious recluse Mr Griffin wanders into town, keeping his whole body hidden and shutting himself away with his scientific equipment. So begins another incredible tour de force by the master of science fiction H.G. Wells. When the village is besieged by strange thefts by an uncatchable thief, the clues might lie with the odd-acting stranger. Revealing his incredible secret, he has turned himself invisible, Griffin escapes and seeks those whom he might suborn into aiding him. Driven to darkness by his inability to make himself visible again, Griffin decides to use his misfortune to terrorise others. Greeted with fear and suspicion and betrayed by those around him, Griffin is determined to show just how dangerous an unseen enemy can be. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.Read Less
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A thoroughly enjoyable book that is suspensful and scary.
Oct 11, 2007
HG Wells has written several classics, but "The Invisible Man" is his best work. Absolute power corrupts and in this cas Griffin thinks he has power after his experiments have left him invisible to the human eye. The dark humor is well done making this a fun science fiction.
This book is dramatically different from the Claude Rains film. Dr Kelmp is not such a villian. Griffin is shown as a nice guy who is just being driven mad by his new found power. Griffin is both villian and victim in this story.
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