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The Island of Doctor Moreau
The Island of Doctor Moreau: A Possibility | Herbert George Wells
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 101 of the year, finished Dec 4, Audio

About 5 chapters in I realized that the utterly rediculous cartoon "Spliced" that I really loved and used to watch at 2am when nursing my youngest is 100% based on this book.

Kind of a disturbing tale when you take it at a glance, but I enjoyed it. Victorian Era morality horrors are one of my favorite genres.

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BarbaraBB
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Panpan

After a shipwreck Edward lands on an island in the Indian Ocean. Here he meets Dr. Moreau, a brilliant but controversial biologist who fled England because he had conducted prohibited experiments on animals. On the island he and his assistant Montgomery experiment with vivisection on animals.
It may be an interesting premise but not for me. The ending is the best part of the book I think.
So, only 1 #LuckyStar for me! ⭐️

#MOvember #1001books

Cinfhen Ha!! Fabulous review and AWESOME pic 😘😘😘 3w
batsy Love the pic and review! 2w
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AmyG Ha! And so creepy. 2w
Suet624 Great photo! 2w
Eggs ❤️❤️ the bookface 2w
Reviewsbylola At least you got a great picture from it!! 2w
youneverarrived Great photo though! 😆 2w
JennyM I love the bookface though!!! 2w
Graywacke Supercool picture 2w
Hooked_on_books Oooo, good bookface! 2w
Kalalalatja Perfect bookface 🙌 2w
Librarybelle Love the pic! 2w
readordierachel Awesome photo! 2w
emilyhaldi Love this!! 2w
vivastory Great bookface 👏🙌 2w
CarolynM 😍😍 2w
britt_brooke Nice book face! 💚 2w
Megabooks Love this picture!! It was adapted to a movie in the 90s, and I remember falling asleep several times during it, which made it all the more trippy. 2w
LeeRHarry Great photo! 😆 2w
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 45/19

According to plan I finished Beware of Pity (4*) and The Glass Bees (3*). Also I made a start with The Island of Doctor Moreau for the #1001books list. I am looking forward to an easy book to read alongside this one.

Megabooks I‘ve thought about reading The Island of Dr Moreau. Interested to read your thoughts!! 😊💜 (edited) 4w
Cinfhen Pretty photo!!! Impressed, you‘re staying true to your #WeeklyForecast 4w
arubabookwoman I have The Glass Bees on my Kindle, but have been putting off reading it because somehow I thought it was massive. It looks fairly short though. 4w
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BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman It‘s really short. And it‘s worth reading! 4w
vivastory I really hope you like Dr Moreau. It might be my favorite Wells. 4w
BarbaraBB @vivastory I hope too. I‘m not a fan of Wells 🤞 4w
Liz_M @arubabookwoman Don't confuse it with the tagged 1001 book, which is much longer. 😆😆😆 4w
BarbaraBB @Liz_M @arubabookwoman Lots of glass in the #1001books, there‘s also 4w
arubabookwoman You know, it was The Glass Bead Game I was thinking of. Have either of you read it? @Liz_M @BarbaraBB 4w
BarbaraBB I bailed on it decades ago. I haven‘t tried again since. @Liz_M will probably have read it! 4w
Liz_M @arubabookwoman @BarbaraBB I bailed on the audio book, but own a paper copy and will get to it......eventually. 😁 4w
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tjwill
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Mehso-so

It may be a gothic/sci-fi classic, but it‘s definitely not H.G. Wells‘ best work. Doctor Moreau‘s frightening experiments crossing types of animals—some with humans—haunts narrator Prendick. While there was a lot of action to follow, the language often felt stilted. He used the phrase “silly ass” at least 10 times (precursor to dumbass?), and what‘s with this uninspired simile?
Read via @SerialReader

#scarathlon #teamslaughter
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Debdeb
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Making the most of the last of the summer sun, an audible walk to post some #litsylove ... I‘ve been lax these last few months but hopefully getting back into the swing of things now 🙂

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MLRio
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More monsters, more mayhem 🐾🌊🧬 Lesson planning for next week.

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DeeLew
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New comic book. I‘m not familiar with the writer of the comic but it is illustrated by the fabulous Gabriel Rodríguez (he worked with Joe Hill on the Locke and Key series) Plus I love all of the stories of H.G. Wells. I‘m curious to see how this adaptation will go.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#JulyColdPlay #TheScientist

I would have gone for Victor Frankenstein, but I‘ve just posted about him a couple of days ago. So here‘s another ‘mad scientist‘, Doctor Moreau in the tagged book.

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abbwatso
Mehso-so

A quick read!

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OrangeMooseReads
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Mehso-so

I knew the basics of this book going in. It‘s H.G. Wells so it‘s got its issues, most I would like to just chalk up to the times, but I‘m afraid they were probably some of Wells‘s own thoughts as well since he does nothing through his characters to change opinions. Beyond all that it‘s an ok book. Short. Another classic off my list.

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OrangeMooseReads
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1. The tagged.
2. Just finish Stonewall by Martin Duberman
3. Reading and listening to music, also binge watched some “trash” TV
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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OrangeMooseReads
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Started a new book yesterday. I‘m about halfway through. I‘ve been meaning to post a picture of this small animal pantry one of the businesses in my city put up. It‘s along the path I walk. I think this is fantastic. Pet food can be so expensive. There are small bags of kibble and cans of wet food inside and as you see it‘s free. It‘s always stocked.
#bookfitnesschallenge

LibrarianJen That‘s so awesome! 🐈 🐕 🐾 6mo
TNbookworm What a wonderful idea👌 6mo
Crazeedi I love this, so good😻 6mo
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The_Old_Astronomer
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I just read this to prepare to read The Strange Case of the Alchemist‘s Daughter. I‘ve never read anything by H.G. Wells, so I was really excited to read this. And it was awesome! This was a really fun story! I loved the characters, I loved the ending, I loved the style. Everything was great.

OnlyYoo This picture is terrifying 7mo
The_Old_Astronomer @OnlyYoo I think it does a good job portraying the book 7mo
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vivastory
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Fiction is filled with people (nearly always representing a so-called greater interest ie community, social harmony, scientific progress) who would be more than happy to #FixYou
#AnglophileApril @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great post!! Have not read the tagged book but did read the other two!! Excellent picks 8mo
Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll try it for #Booked2019 #PublicDomain 8mo
vivastory @Cinfhen Thanks! A couple of years ago I was a bit obsessed with Victorian genre novels & Wells was easily one of my favorite authors. The tagged book was a favorite & has stuck with me. 8mo
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emilyhaldi Great choices 💊💊💊 8mo
Mdargusch I loved our Stepford Wives read along. Good choices! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Great choices! Stepford Wives is perfect! 8mo
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SqueakyChu
The Island of Dr. Moreau | Herbert George Wells
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Yes!! This was quite a fun read even though I‘m not that much of a science fiction fan. I did want to know what would become of Prendick after he ended up in that island with all of its strange characters. Who else enjoyed this book?

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Stephuhhnieee
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Library sale buys 🤗🙌🏻

#LibrarySale

zsuzsanna_reads ♥️ The Elegance of the Hedgehog 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @zsuzsanna_reads I put it back at a used book store a while ago and regretted it. Was happy to find it tonight! ☺️ Heard great things! 9mo
BookishMarginalia Elegance of the Hedgehog 💜💜💜 9mo
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Lcsmcat
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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trioxin_sematary
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The last one I got that was in a little baggy. 😍

I think that this Wells book might just be the oldest, can't wait to open it and get a good buzz of it! 👃

I'll post the others later or tomorrow, don't want to fog yer feed! ⚠️🖖

SqueakyChu I plan to read this book this month also! 10mo
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RedneckRebel154
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Great stuff, far fetched but still mildly believable. The power struggles are great and you can understand why the man struggles to keep sane.

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RedneckRebel154
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And continuing my H. G. Wells marathon... #hgwells #theislandofdoctormoreau

MaleficentBookDragon Welcome! 🎉 📚 12mo
RedneckRebel154 Thanks you 12mo
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Creadnorthey
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This classic read deserves its status- a good bit better than Wells‘ The Time Machine. I did find the allegorical end a bit stiff and wish I had a book club to discuss what that was all about. I also find it interesting that Moreau as a character only makes a few rare appearances- completely counter to my there-will-be-an-ultimate-show-down expectation. Shout out to Serial Reader that great app that allowed me to read this almost everywhere!

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ViaggiatricePigra
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Pesavo di conoscere la storia che stavo per affrontare, invece sono rimasta piacevolmente sorpresa.

Recensione completa sul Blog
https://viaggiatricepigra.blogspot.com/2018/10/opinione-lisola-del-dottor-moreau...

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ViaggiatricePigra
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Una lettura che mi incuriosiva da parecchio tempo; citata un po' ovunque è una storia che "sai", ma non la conosci davvero.
Breve, ma intensa e folle!
In questo romanzo ci troveremo catapultati su quest'isola misteriosa dove vivono strani esseri che non sono quello che sembrano!
Sono rimasta piacevolmente sorpresa dallo scorrere degli eventi narrati e (ancora una volta) dalla fantasia di Wells.

JazzFeathers Ancora non mi sono decisa a leggerlo, ma prima o poi lo farò. Che copertina fenomenale! Che edizione è? 1y
ViaggiatricePigra @JazzFeathers Mi sembra l'ultima della Feltrinelli😊 1y
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JazzFeathers
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Came across this adorable edition of The Island of Doctor Moreau. It's one of those smaller formats, all black and white.

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GraesynFenix
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Tea and classics as I read up for our monthly horror and sci-fi themed book club at the #SantafeSpringsLibrary ;) #frightclub #keylimegingertea

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quirkyreader
The Island of Dr. Moreau | Herbert George Wells
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After all these years, this book is still disturbing and intriguing. #MountTBRchallenge

Libby1 It is. I read it for the first time recently. 1y
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quirkyreader
The Island of Dr. Moreau | Herbert George Wells
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My latest audio book. And this one has an introduction by Peter Straub. So even more horrific goodness.🐸🐙

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starwolf
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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One of my all time faves.

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Libby1
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Which are the real beasts: humans or animals? I know which I‘d choose.

Aside from the sadly typical racism inherent in 19th century literature, I found this to be a creepy and imaginative read. I read this on the #SerialReader app.

Thanks for the opportunity to read this, @SerialReader .

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jlondon1963
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Creatures born of nightmare. A classic horror novel that still chills.

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MJSanty
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I listened to this #classic as an #audiobook via #librivox.
I have been trying to read more classics this year. This is a mad scientist story that features immoral cruel experiments in a far off location that is absent from the decent norms that are associated with civilization. Wells as always turns the story as a mirror upon society and asks, “how monstrous are humans?”
Would recommend to classics and #sci-fi fans.

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SerialReader
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Trending today: H.G. Wells‘s hair-raising tale of... well, you should probably just dive in fresh 🐀🐯🐶 Read it in 19 issues from #serialreader

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rohit-sawant
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Super late w/ the review. Enjoyed this masterpiece of Victorian body horror. A shipwrecked man finds himself at the receiving end of Dr. M's reluctant hospitality. Soon he discovers things which rob any sense of renewed security. Love HGW's ability to lend an internal logic to the sci-fi elements, & his precision behind the ideas & wording those ideas. Engaging & thought-provoking w/ themes of ethics, mania, science v nature, primal fear & PTSD.

readordierachel Sounds great! Much better than the ill-fated film adaptation... 2y
vivastory This is one of my favorite HGW books. There's a fascinating documentary about the adaptation called Lost Soul. @ReadOrDieRachel 2y
readordierachel @vivastory Ooh, I'm intrigued! I bet that was one weird film set. 2y
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vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel It really was.. 2y
rohit-sawant @ReadOrDieRachel @vivastory I wasn't aware of either the film or the documentary! Now I'm intrigued, too. It's become one of my favorites as well! I'd love to see a Matt Reeves adaptation of this. 2y
batsy I could never figure out if I wanted to read this or not, but after your review I definitely want to! I haven't read any Wells. 2y
rohit-sawant @batsy Hope you pick it up soon! I was pumped to see a blurb by Margaret Atwood on the cover. It would've taken me longer to get to this, too, but I read this presently so I could check out a story by a fellow writer in the Holmes-Wells antho I'm a part of (Was just making a post about the author copies I finally recieved!). Really excited to see how he has blended it with Sherlock Holmes. 2y
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Leelee08
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#bookscape #cozy #bestillmyheart (image found on Instagram)

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AshleyHoss820
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Day 26: #Transformation

I really dig science-fiction books that bend the laws of nature. So when I think of transformations, I think of this book. (And also Jeckyll and Hyde, but that‘s obvious...😄)
#150PnPCoverParty

CrowCAH Hmm interesting. 2y
AshleyHoss820 @CrowCAH It‘s definitely different than Austen! 😂😂😂 2y
LeahBergen I went with the obvious today (Jekyll and Hyde) 😆 2y
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AshleyHoss820 @LeahBergen I wanted to go with that too! It‘s CLASSIC transformation!! 😊😊😊 2y
vivastory I love this book. BTW there's a fascinating documentary called Lost Soul. It's about the Island of Dr Moreau movie & how it turned into such a disaster 2y
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory I love it too! I was actually nervous while reading it. I‘m definitely looking that up! The movie is one of those so-bad, guilty-pleasure flicks, for me! 😄😄😄 2y
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rohit-sawant
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Started with this one late last night when I couldn't sleep. The Time Machine and some short stories are the only works of H.G. Wells I've read. Looking forward to cross more off the list.

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Avidreader25
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This is one of the most terrifying classics I‘ve ever read. Wells builds the tension beautifully as he unveils the island‘s true monster.

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GripLitGrl
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#readingresolutions #Island
This classic is the first book that comes to mind.
@Jess7

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Some disturbing experiments on animals to make them more human via vivisection resulting in much pain and cruelty led to some ‘animal characters‘ going berserk.

#berserker #nuyear @TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I've never read this sci-fi classic #somanybookssolittletime 2y
MayJasper Great pick. Sounds gruesome. 2y
TrishB Loved this when I read a long time ago! 2y
rachaich I read this as a teenager and it stayed in my mind for a very long time :/ 2y
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Kalalalatja
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Doctor Moreau knows all about the #darknecessities of being a mad scientist. But what to do, when you just want to make the world a better place? 🤔

#Rocktober

Cinfhen Lovely edition 💞💞 2y
BarbaraBB Great choice! 2y
loredana_soriano What a coincidence, I've just read it for my literature class at the university ☺ 2y
readinginthedark This book was so strange! 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB thanks ypu two 💜 @loredana_soriano I love coincidences like that, where a certain book just pops up all over the place 👍 @readinginthedark it was so bizarre! 2y
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DarcysMom
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Dr. Moreau and The Fly share genius level intelligence, they are ahead of their time, have expert knowledge in their fields, are morally ambiguous, and value secrecy.
#MonsterMadness2017
@LibrarianRyan

Jas16 Great choice! 2y
DarcysMom @Jas16 Thanks! This was a hard one. 🤓 2y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓👻 2y
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Mommamanzi
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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After a rough week struggling to get my family back to normal, @ForeverNerdy changed my entire week. Her little package arrived on the perfect day at exactly the perfect time. Thank you so much for being kind to a stranger. You saw a want but you met a need. Bet you didn't see that coming! Haha litsy friends- her act of kindness was a much needed hug to my life. I challenge you to do the same for someone today. #randomactofkindness

[DELETED] 3803335244 Aww my Litsy friend you make my heart smile with such kind words. Thank you 😊 I wrote you a message on Goodreads last night. 2y
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Sha0102
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Great book. A classic. What is to be human? "A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants." Entertaining level: ⛴⛴⛴⛴ #Persefone #2015Sha #DogsOfLitsy

vivastory My favorite HG Wells 2y
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Jessicav
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On this holiday Monday, I've decided to challenge myself to a readathon. I've finished one book, and am now going to start this classic. It's been on my list for years and I recently found this lovely Pocket Penguin edition.

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BekaReid
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Spending lunch exploring the island of Dr. Moreau.

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jesreadsbooks
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Really loving these amazing hardcover editions of some of the classics my husband and friend got me

MrBook Nice pic! 2y
jesreadsbooks @MrBook thank you so much 2y
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Izai.Amorim
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1896. The science in this one is biology, making human-like hybrids from animals. The philosophical side of it is very interesting. Again. After reading 5 of Wells's books I'd say that what concerns him more are the ethical and moral sides of science than science itself. Which is good.

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Catarina
The Island of Doctor Moreau | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Very interesting due to the theme of genetic manipulation and especially because of the time, the 19th century.