View Full Version : H.G. Wells-Time Machine

09-13-2003, 01:00 AM
ch 14 heh, what book were you reading

02-21-2004, 02:00 AM
There are 16 chapters I believe

Navin Abraham
05-29-2004, 01:00 AM
Why are people so annoyed by pessimism? Maybe The Time traveller had a reason to be pessimistic, ever thought of that?

01-21-2005, 04:53 PM
If you must comment and pretend you know what you're talkin about, at least make sure you know how many chapters are actually in the book.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
The ideas are, of course, fascinating and his vision of a future (however hooked into 19th century fears and anxieties) is still powerful. I partucularly like Chap 14 when he moves beyond the Eloi and Morlocks to the very twilight of life on Earth. Incredibly pessimistic.<br> However, the chief problem with this novel is Well's style. Exciting plot. Engaging themes. But his prose is like wading through concrete. <br> Not the book for anyone with a thirst for great writing.

07-07-2005, 05:11 PM
wise words Michael
i've read a lot of H.G Wells and although i admire his plots and storylines
you speak the truth