The Deja Vu Review [18]: A Classic

The Deja Vu Review is a new Sunday feature with mini-reviews from books I’ve read before I began my blog at The Book Addict’s Guide! Since I’ve been reading my whole life and only started my blog back in April of 2012, this is my opportunity to revisit some older books and share some mini-reviews of those that didn’t quite make it into the blog spotlight after the initial read.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine by H.G. Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My Original GR Review: What a curious book. I gave it four stars just because of the mere disappointment of my expectance for more accounts of time travel — There was just the Traveler’s main journey and a second small anecdote.. But how creative and advanced for HG Wells when he wrote it. I’m always amazed when I read science-fiction novels on the ideas that are spawned into entire books with such detail.
Comments: Hm. I remember reading this book and I really loved the beginning, but the second part of the book where he goes ahead in time was just a little too science-fictiony for me. I’m not really big on science fiction and I was hoping it would involve more time travel and less time stuck in each world, especially since I didn’t like the second one which was Wells’ version of what our world would turn into thousands of years in the future. I’m glad that I finally read it though! It was actually a pretty short book which made me less intimidated since I’m not big on classics either.

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7 thoughts on “The Deja Vu Review [18]: A Classic

  1. vmcarswell

    Shame on me for not having read any H.G. Wells yet, (maybe for one of my reading challenges I will) but talking about the futuristic stuff in the book, I was surprised by the things in Fahrenheit 451 as well (TV like walls and communication devices over the ears like bluetooths!) I have never been crazy about classics either, but I find myself wanting to read them just because they are classics.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  2. Kelly

    Interesting choice! I haven’t read this one yet, partially because sci-fi is not my forte, but I would like to check it out eventually.

  3. Quinn

    I think I had to read this book when I was in school. I don’t think I cared for it much, but I’ve never been a big fan of Sci-Fi. Actually I really dislike science fiction. And I’ve never really cared for time travel either.

    Also, about Deja Vu Review – is it okay that I haven’t been following the topics for this meme, and just reviewing random books?

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