The Island of Doctor Moreau
The Island of Dr. Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. It is the tale of Prendick, a British scientist, who is shipwrecked off Sumatra, then rescued and brought to an unnamed island. There he meets the evil scientist prototype, Dr. Moreau: a white-haired Old Testament type who, with the aid of a man named Montgomery, is changing animals into crazy man-beasts. Hyena-swine, Dog Man, Wolf woman - Prendick is horrified by the cruel experiments in vivisection that were being performed.
Like a good evil scientist, Moreau expounds to Prendick that he'd lived on the island for eleven years, where he and Montgomery had advanced the techniques he'd developed back in London. The beasts have all been given the ability to speak to some degree, and have been brainwashed with a rudimentary religious belief system which keeps them at bay. Wells, always looking for the teachable moment, wrote Dr. Moreau during a period when debates over Natural Selection were raging. So there are moments where his mode of social reformer overtakes the narrative, but overall, this is a well done story that will stay with reader long after it's read.
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January 26, 2014
O my god it was scaed i did not slepp
July 15, 2013
A masterpiece. I couldn't put it down. Please read this book it is a fantastic piece of literature!
April 19, 2013
Great book and read very discriptive another great book by the guy who wrote war of the worlds
February 21, 2013
Was an awesome book, one of the few books I have actually finished. The story pulled me in.
February 06, 2013
This book was awsome im in 7th grade I love it but yeah it was sad a lil butva great book
February 01, 2013
I am only in 6th grade and I can't take my eyes off of it.It is so awesome but a tad bit sad.I want the second book now.
December 13, 2012
The movie is great. The book is even better. Hard to put down.
October 05, 2012
Ick. Just ick. Disgusting story.
September 30, 2012
Thank you for an entertaining story
September 19, 2012
Very good book i give it kodos 👍
September 08, 2012
Read this in one go i couldnt stop reading it was so good! Very sad at some points.
June 13, 2012
Creepy book not really scary but still a good read
April 11, 2012
April 05, 2012
This book scared the bejesus out of me at first, then left me thinking deeply.
March 26, 2012
One of h.g.wells best
March 08, 2012
Have to read it again, now it's totally different book for me.
January 24, 2012
A marvelous story, pulls you in so you feel the emotions of the narrator. Similar to Edgar Allen Poe.
December 10, 2011
The plot is well written as per usual of books from this era and it just sucks you right in. The visionary of what's going on in your mind is stomach churning and yet you just can't put it down :)
November 23, 2011
So good...so creepy!