Wednesday, 26 October 2011

WELLS H.G. (2008) The invisible man. Penguin Classics

Pablo Fernández Jover, 2º Bachillerato EFL

A mysterious stranger arrives in a small village (Iping) wearing a long thick coat, gloves and a wide-brimmed hat. His face is hidden entirely by bandages, and dark glasses hide his eyes. The stranger demands to be left alone, and spend most of his time in his room. Meanwhile a series of mysterious burglaries occur in the village, in which the victims fail to see the thief. But when the villagers discover the stranger's terrible secret they realize they are in danger.
Possibly, the part of the book I liked the most is when Griffin is wounded. This part shows that everyone has feelings, it doesn't matter if the person is a murderer, a kidnapper or an innkeeper. The invisible man is a murderer, but in this chapter, we see how tough his life is, and why he's killing people. And this makes me think about people who kill, such as terrorists, and that they might kill because they have had a tough childhood or they are still having a hard life. However, I don't think it is a good enough reason to defend the act of killing.
I would recommend this book to people of fifteen and over.

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