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The Invisible Man (Acting Edition) by Ken Hill,H.G Wells

The Invisible Man (Acting Edition)
Title:
The Invisible Man (Acting Edition)
Author:
Ken Hill,H.G Wells
ISBN:
057301793X
ISBN13:
978-0573017933
Size fb2:
1928 kb
Size epub:
1277 kb
Publisher:
Samuel French Ltd (July 9, 2015)
Language:
English
Pages:
150 pages
Other formats:
lrf doc txt mbr
Rating:
4.9
Votes:
493
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Subcategory:
Dramas & Plays
Ken Hill has turned H.G. Wells's gripping novel into a music-hall romp, combining tongue-in-cheek humour with tragedy and magic. The sinister Griffin arrives in the village of Iping with a bandaged face and an unsociable manner. Was it really an accident that destroyed his face, or is he a criminal on the run? He takes off his gloves to reveal no hands and his bandages to reveal no head! Then the pranks, comic and malevolent, truly begin... Optional illusions available under licence.
  • Iseared
The book was supposed to be published by The Folio Society and it was instead an inexpensive printing that was part of a series. Very disappointed and it has made me lose confidence in the accuracy of the descriptions on Amazon.
  • Hi_Jacker
This story was a bit shallow for a classic piece of literature. It was dark all the way through. The Invisible Man was an evil character with no redeeming characteristics. Unlike the monster in Frankenstein who originally had the human desire for companionship and acceptance, this character had sinister motives and nothing else. The only part of this book that I found interesting was the discussion and explanation of how invisibility was achieved. Other than that, I was happy to finish the book so I could read something else.
  • Llallayue
This is NOT the book in the image nor is it Folio Society. While the image is a folio society book it’s not the Invisible Man. The book I received was of a quality (for lack of a better word) I’d expect to find in the youth section of an underfunded public library. I have since bought the Folio Society edition of The Invisible Man from ebay
  • kewdiepie
The message of this book still rings true today. In a world with ever-changing technology and scientific advances, we must still be careful of the impact of those changes and advances. Their effects can be far-reaching and sometimes can be irreversible.
As to the writing in this book, the author creates a vivid picture in the mind of the reader of each character and their actions, building the tension with each page. In the days before technology brought us the "moving pictures" of the movies, this author was taking his readers for a suspenseful, action packed ride with only their imagination to paint the pictures in their minds. It is rich in the details of each person, each room, each scene that is before you. I pictured them all in my mind - making my own "movie of the mind". I have seen several movies that were based on this book in the past, but had never read the original book by H. G. Wells. The reading of this book made the best "movie" of all.
  • Syleazahad
This is obviously one of the all-time-great works of fictions. For those who haven't read it but have no doubt seen the many Hollywood iterations of the book translated to film, some good, others meh, this is an interesting read. The style is one thing, given the year Wells wrote it, but it's also not what you probably suspect it to be (again, based on the films). This was the case for me, as it was when I first read Dracula and Frankenstein ("It's Fronken-shteen!"; high-five if you know that reference). But the book is fascinating and has a frenetic pace. Wells really encapsulated the nutty mindset of the title character in the prose. Recommend.
  • Cezel
What do you know of The Invisible Man? A stranger arrives in a small town bundled and bandaged leaving everyone curious. Something strange going on in his room at the inn. The stranger seems a bit angry about something too.
You can't see him, he's a physicist trying a painful experiment that could both work in his favor or not.
Wells leaves you worried about the outcome. A great classic!!!
  • Zamo
The story itself earns a 5-star. BUT...this version on Kindle is practically unreadable, as the formatting is messed up. Paragraphs frequently broken into chunks, frequently a single word to a line regardless of the font or size font used. There are several other $.99 versions of this classlc available on Kindle, all of which seemed to have avoided this formatting pitfall. Buy one of those instead.
An amusing & amazing story! I read this book years ago and I enjoyed it this time as much as I did then. This is a fantastic story, written so uniquely in "English-countryman culture" which in itself is a pleasure to read. The plot and theme gives a prime look into what alluring and deadly circumstances the mad-scientist-among-us can create if left to their own studies. You have to know that this story of invisibility is going to end badly for our young creator but...if such a thing could be accomplished TODAY...how would it end? As a society, would we accept the genuis of someone being able to create invisibility or would we react with inborn terror of the unknown?