Thoughts by HG Wells, Tantor 2008 (orig 1853), ~ 4 hours
Narrated by Scott BrickChallenge: 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.
5 thoughts on “The Time Machine Audiobook then Film”
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.
It was under 4 hours for the audiobook. It wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t amazing, either. LOL
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
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.
Once you get to the Morlocks, it’s not fun anymore. They want to EAT YOU.