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The Island of Dr. Moreau (Bantam Classics)
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am 1. Februar 2012
Wells' more than a hundred years old book "The island of Dr. Moreau" is an exciting story about the dangers when man ties to manipulate nature.

In the 21st century man discovered the structure of DNA - the nucleic acid that contains the genetic information of every known living organisms -, cloned a mammal and modified organisms genetically. This advances in science Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) could not foresee when he published his third novel, "The Island of Dr. Moreau", in 1896. But his story about the sinister scientist feels more than a hundred years later no longer just like fiction.
When Edward Prendick stranded on a remote island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, he soon learns that this is not paradise here, this island has some very strange creatures. "Every shadow became something more than a shadow, became an ambush, every rustle became a threat." Prendick meets the suspicious scientist Dr. Moreau, become witness of a vivisection - operations on living organisms -, and learns the truth about the creatures, "...this extraordinary branch of knowledge has never been sought as en end..." But then something goes terribly wrong and Prendick and the other men can only hope to survive.
From the beginng you are dragged into a very dark and dense story about the dangers man faces when he tries to manipulate nature. But Wells also raises some ethical questions. "It was not the first time that conscience has turned against the methods of research."
Before H. G. Wells became a writer and established himself as a pioneer of science fiction, Wells worked as a teacher and journalist and had studied biology at the Norman School of science.
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am 10. November 2014
Always a good read, and plenty to think about. Interesting to see how relevant Wells still is today. A visionary writer, and this story is full of disturbing thoughts and reflections on the way Science and humans meet. Insight into both, but as usual it is the insight into people that is most disturbing.
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am 5. November 2012
Die Story hat mir ausgesprochen gut gefallen. H.G. Wells hat mich auch hier nicht enttäuscht. Die Ausgabe ist gut gedruckt und auch das Preis Leistungsverhältnis ist einwandfrei.
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am 16. Dezember 2012
Das Buch verbindet Wissenschaft und Wahnsinn auf einem selten da gewesenen Level. Ein allgemein sehr zu empfehlendes Buch, vor allem für Leute, die die Bücher von Thomas Harris (Schweigen der Lämmer, Roter Drache, Hannibal) schon klasse fanden.
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am 5. September 2015
As with many of H.G.'s stories, it is a tail told by a narrator. Also at first, you may not notice his slipping in of social underpinnings.

Pendrick, our narrator starts out trying to tell how he was disenshipped and disappeared at sea for a year to turn up alive. His explanation is so fantastic that no one believes him. However after we read his account, we do.

He spent the bulk of his time on an isolated island with the mysterious Dr. Moreau, Moreau's right hand man Montgomery, and a menagerie of unique people. Where did they come from and what are they doing on this island? As the story unfolds, Pendrick realizes he is the next either on the operating table or for supper or maybe something more sinister.

This story has shades of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies". However, I can swear that I work with the very same creatures every day. Moreover, I will never look at my cat in the same way.

Somehow, I missed the movie version of this book, so I cannot compare them.
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am 10. März 2011
As with many of H.G.'s stories, it is a tail told by a narrator. Also at first, you may not notice his slipping in of social underpinnings.

Pendrick, our narrator starts out trying to tell how he was disenshipped and disappeared at sea for a year to turn up alive. His explanation is so fantastic that no one believes him. However after we read his account, we do.

He spent the bulk of his time on an isolated island with the mysterious Dr. Moreau, Moreau's right hand man Montgomery, and a menagerie of unique people. Where did they come from and what are they doing on this island? As the story unfolds, Pendrick realizes he is the next either on the operating table or for supper or maybe something more sinister.

This story has shades of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies". However, I can swear that I work with the very same creatures every day. Moreover, I will never look at my cat in the same way.

Somehow, I missed the movie version of this book, so I cannot compare them.
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am 5. Juni 2010
As with many of H.G.'s stories, it is a tail told by a narrator. Also at first, you may not notice his slipping in of social underpinnings.

Pendrick, our narrator starts out trying to tell how he was disenshipped and disappeared at sea for a year to turn up alive. His explanation is so fantastic that no one believes him. However after we read his account, we do.

He spent the bulk of his time on an isolated island with the mysterious Dr. Moreau, Moreau's right hand man Montgomery, and a menagerie of unique people. Where did they come from and what are they doing on this island? As the story unfolds, Pendrick realizes he is the next either on the operating table or for supper or maybe something more sinister.

This story has shades of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies". However, I can swear that I work with the very same creatures every day. Moreover, I will never look at my cat in the same way.

Somehow, I missed the movie version of this book, so I cannot compare them.
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am 6. Juni 1999
Written more than a century ago The Island of Dr Moreau is still read by many people to this day. An Englishman is shipwrecked and lands on the island where Dr Moreau portrays god and struggles to create the perfect race. Messages on evolution and the misuse of intelligence is found throughout the book. Issues on the role of God and his relationship with mankind are also discussed. Everyone can relate to The Island of Dr Moreau through the the beast people. We are the beast people surpressed by God, or Dr Moreau. We bury our intincts and our desires, and try to follow what society believes is right. Once in a while those emotions can no longer be hidden and they burst through our molded personalities. It is probable that this is what HG Wells was trying to express in his work since it was written in 1896, around the same time when Charles Darwin anounced the idea of evolution. There are passages in the book that make reference to the old testament. I enjoy this controversial aguement in The Island of Dr Moreau. This might well be the mystery that unkowingly intrigues poeple to read this book. Anyone will enjoy this classic science fiction thriller.
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am 21. August 1999
I really like Lucy Maud Montgomery and her books but I have to admit this is not one of her best books. I loved the middle books about Anne is college and it is kind of hard to see her grow up and deal with grown up issues. I am used to her being the little girl who uses large vocabulary and is awkward. I am used to her being a girl in college living at "Patty's Place". But I'm not used to her having children. I thought this was sort of a depressing book. Maybe LMM was going through a tough time in her live when she wrote this. Usually her books are so cheerful and lively with such vivid characters. But Mrs. Cornelia Bryant (even though I loved her character) got a bit offensive and annoying. Leslie Moore seemed a bit melo-dramitic. I really did like Captain Jim though. I give this book 4 stars because I would never think of giving LMM less than that but I thought this book was very bitter-sweet.
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am 23. August 1998
This is a good book overall if one dosent count the way Anne is displayed.The characters are given very full and lively descriptions as do the ways of life of that time. I love the portrail and story plot of Lesley and Captain Jim etc. Also the discription of the town is very well given.However unlike her other characters in this book Anne is not really there. We only see someone that we now is Anne but from her actions it dosent seem like her. Anne is depressing and not self asured in this book and you cant help but wonder where L.M.M character that we love so well went. Although I am not a child - I dont understand why these books are for young readers - I try to find the books,which is hard where im from,and read them. However this time I could only find the shadow of Anne. As I said if you dont count Anne as a character this is a very good book.
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