Book review: The Invisible Man

The author of the book is H.G. Wells. The genre of the book is science fiction, comedy, thrilled and crime. H.G. Wells worked on novel like the War of the world, the island of doctor, the first man in the moon and his popular one the time machine. The invisible man was published in 1897.

The story opens with the stranger man entering into town called oping in pre industrial England. Stranger covered with bandages and wearing blue Google rents an room at pub which was under or owned by Mr. and Mrs. hall. He tells Mrs. hall that he is an experimental investigator. He kept mainly to himself. Mrs. hall saw some odd sights but she says nothing because they need his rent. One day, in the town vicar and his wife are robbed. They can’t see anyone but could feel and hear voices suspicious begin to the stranger. Police arrived but they couldn’t catch him. As he flees, he sees a man name marvel. He started to threats him to steal money and carry his book around.

When marvel got chance, he ran away. In that process stranger got shoot too. than he took a shelter into his old college friend house named Kemp.

Strange now reveals his name as griffin. Griffin stoles the money of his father which forced his father to attempt suicide. Griffin quoted this situation as he sacrifices his life to science”

The second half of the novel takes a darker turn as large sections are narrated by Griffin, as he tells Kemp, a local doctor and former university acquaintance, about his experiments and the misadventures that led him to Iping. By now we the readers can see Griffin’s mind is beginning to turn – he believes “a reign of terror” is required to subdue the local populace. Any thought of remaining hidden, or sharing his knowledge with the world, is forgotten, and the inevitable end comes quickly enough. Wells leaves us with a last hint that the story is not quite complete, as he shows that Marvel, a tramp Griffin had earlier press-ganged into helping him, has kept secret Griffin’s notebooks, which contain the details of his experiments.

With the help of Kemp and police griffin got closely caught but, in the end, he dies by some group of labour or worker. They beat him till death.

Wells did fantastic job on this book. He displayed the characters very well. The griffin was the centre character but the Kemp was the hero. This book did fabulous job on grabbing the attention of the readers till the end.

Traditionally invisibility is seen as a bit of a superpower, but for Wells’ invisible man, Griffin (I doubt it is a coincidence that the eponymous protagonist is named after a mythological creature), it is a curse. Wells uses the practical challenges that his character faces rather than the empowering aspects of invisibility to make a point about the importance of man’s social existence:

“Alone– it is wonderful how little a man can do alone! To Rob a little, to hurt a little, and there is the end.”

But I’m not sure if I was supposed to get something out of this book. I guess the moral was “don’t be greedy, work for
humidity”