The Island of Dr. Moreau (Classic)

by H.G. Wells | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0451521919 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on 1/5/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Saturday, January 05, 2008
Bought at a thrift store sale.

I would put this on my to be read bookshelf instead, but I'm sort of scared to read this book :-) It formerly apparently belonged to people named Webb.

Take a terrifying journey into the unknown- to a secret scientific laboratory populated by the most unspeakably grotesque forms of life ever to shadow the earth with horror...

Journal Entry 2 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Taking to a BookCrossing meetup Sunday because melydia requested it. Hope it's enjoyed!

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, January 13, 2008
Picked this up at today's local BookCrossing meet at Panera in Fairfax, VA. My TBR pile really doesn't need any new additions but I'm a big fan of Wells and have been wanting to read this one.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, March 14, 2009
Edward Prendick's ship sinks and he is picked up by Montgomery, a passenger on another ship. When they reach Montgomery's destination - an island in the middle of the Pacific - the ship's captain refuses to take Prendick any further. Luckily, Montgomery eventually relents and brings Prendick onto the island as his guest. There he meets Dr. Moreau and a slew of unusual creatures. Unlike most 19th century literature, I find Wells exceedingly readable and fun. His characters are realistic and memorable, as are his scientific ideas. Perhaps still not my favorite of Wells's (I'm not sure you can beat The Time Machine) but an excellent story nonetheless. Highly recommended.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, April 16, 2009
Bringing to the BC in DC Birthday Bash in Washington, DC, on Saturday 18 April 2009. I hope it doesn't come home with me!

Journal Entry 6 by wingfurballwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 19, 2009
Picked up at the BCinDC meeting yesterday, and started reading it on the subway going home. :') While I know the plot, I don't think I have ever actually read the book. Well, so far, I've read 7 chapters of it.

Journal Entry 7 by wingfurballwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 10, 2011
I really enjoyed this book until I got to an ugly chapter or two involving extensive surgery on a black panther without benefit of anesthesia. In all fairness, it greatly upsets the protagonist as well, and the surgeon get his comeuppance in the end, but I had to put the book away for quite a while, and only finished it by skipping the chapters in question.

So, what is the difference between man and animal? Is it a matter of walking on two feet, speaking English or some other human language? At what point do animals deserve the same rights as humans? Dr. Moreau's creations are crude versions, but they have much in common with Cordwainer Smith's Underpeople.

Journal Entry 8 by wingfurballwing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/15/2011 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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For release at the Bookcrossing Convention at the Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

Journal Entry 9 by UnwrittenLibra at Baltimore, Maryland USA on Sunday, April 17, 2011
Found at the Book Buffet at BCinDC 2011 in Washington, DC and brought home with me - had an amazing weekend!

Journal Entry 10 by UnwrittenLibra at Baltimore, Maryland USA on Sunday, January 06, 2013
Read this book while home from school...wasn't a huge fan but it's another classic off my list. To the classics shelf at The Book Thing it goes!

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