The Time Machine Audiobook then Film

Thoughts by  HG Wells, Tantor 2008 (orig 1853), ~ 4 hours

Narrated by Scott Brick

Challenge: Classics Club, Back to Classics Genre or Movie Adaption?
Genre: Science Fiction
Type/Source: Audiobook/Library
 Why I read this now:  Hard to say…

MOTIVATION for READING: I love time travel stuff.

WHAT’s it ABOUT:  A gentleman invents a time machine and jettisons himself off into the far, very far, future.

Humanity splits into good and bad?  leisure class and workers – lots to dissect here if I was feeling academic, which today I am not. But, even as I reflected its place as commentary on society and its juxtaposition with what is going on now in relation to capitalism, etc, I just don’t have the energy to do more than recognize it likely has something to say that I might want to pay attention to?

THOUGHTS: It was OK. Some of these old-timey books, I just love and get right into the rhythm. This one had me a bit impatient. I now know what Morlocks are. I certainly can appreciate the classic and the WOW! factor this has enjoyed over the years.

I was more excited to read somewhere that the 1960 film version was considered quite cool; the special effects still impress. So we watched it and it was a fun.

With so many classics, the fun is saying “Yep, read it.” and I am glad to be able to say so now. Check it off the list.

RATING:  Three slices of pie.





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5 thoughts on “The Time Machine Audiobook then Film

  1. I have this one on my classics challenge list – partly because it’s short! Now I’m not so sure I want to read it. My son and I enjoyed the 2002 movie – we used to have Mom and Son movie nights and he always picked adventures and I made him watch rom-coms. We both ended up enjoying almost everything we watched together.

  2. I don’t think I’ve seen the 1960 film. There’s a more recent one that I like, even though it’s not really a great movie. It starts out well and goes downhill but for some reason I still enjoy it. The book . . . meh. I guess I feel about the same about that as the more recent movie. I’m wild-guessing I gave it 3 stars, too. OK, I looked it up. It was released in 2002 and Guy Pearce plays Dr. Alexander Hartdegen. That might be the reason I like it. He’s really nice to look at. LOL

    1. We just watched the Guy Pierce bad guy in one of the Iron Man movies. He’s OK. I think I’ve only watched the trailer for his Time Machine movie. Thanks for stopping by here.

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