The Invisible Man (Bantam Classic)

by H.G. Wells | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0553213539 Global Overview for this book
Registered by matlockjames of Old Dime Box, Texas USA on 8/8/2008
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15 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by matlockjames from Old Dime Box, Texas USA on Friday, August 08, 2008
My first read of this classic - loved it.

Released 11 yrs ago (8/24/2008 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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postal release

Journal Entry 3 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Monday, September 08, 2008
It's here!

Journal Entry 4 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Monday, September 29, 2008
It's a bookray!

This is an international bookray, open to anyone. This title is also on the 1001 list. The rules are simple:

*Journal the book when you receive it.
*Try to finish the book in a month so we can keep it moving. If you need more time, please PM me.
*Journal again when you send it on.
*Any comments you'd like to make are welcome!

The list below is tentative! I'm still adding names so I may be moving people around. If you have any problems or concerns about the way the list is going, PM me and we'll sort them.


ajsmom (Can/NA or Int'l)
echo419arbiter (Can/NA or Int'l)
pinkydinky (UK/Int'l)
mazzlestar (UK/UK only)
OwenJ1985 (UK/UK only)
jellyfish67 (UK/Int'l) <---book is here
jneni (Sing/Int'l)
Mozette (Aust/Int'l)
franaloe (Neth/Eur or Int'l)
sky-so-blue (Port/Eur only)

Journal Entry 5 by ealasaidmae at St. Albans, West Virginia USA on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (10/9/2008 UTC) at St. Albans, West Virginia USA

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This is on its way to ajsmom in Canada, to start our bookray!

Journal Entry 6 by ajsmom from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 20, 2008
Caught today, thank you!

Journal Entry 7 by ajsmom from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 27, 2008
This book was sad...but also enjoyable in that I haven't read tons of books from this period and found it interesting that the language was so accessible. I felt sorry for The Invisible Man up until he started speaking, and then of course, he becomes intensely unlikable. Did he go mad because he spent too much time on his own? Was his research sending him in that direction? Did the invisibility make him more self-centred than he already was?

A good book club read, maybe....I have PM'd the next in line and will have this on its way asap.

Journal Entry 8 by ajsmom at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (10/28/2008 UTC) at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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Sent to echo419arbiter in Winnipeg this afternoon.

I'm not understanding the new controlled release option, obviously.

Journal Entry 9 by codyh4 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, November 03, 2008
Just got it from ajsmom in BC. That postcard from West Virginia was great. Im going to add one from Winnipeg as well.

Journal Entry 10 by codyh4 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, November 28, 2008
Sorry it took so long to read! But now I have indeed finished it. I give it an 8 out of 10 and was an above average read. I felt sorry for the invisible man throughout the book until the last 10 or so chapters. I don't want to ruin the rest of the book so the rest you will have to find out yourself. I have PMed the next in line for the book.

Released 10 yrs ago (12/1/2008 UTC) at a non-Bookcrossing relative, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Shipped it today!

Journal Entry 12 by pinkydinky on Monday, December 08, 2008
Arrived in the post today. Thank you.

Journal Entry 13 by pinkydinky on Saturday, December 20, 2008
I enjoyed this book. As the others have said, initially you feel some sympathy for the invisible man. How had this happened to him? As the story of him unfolds you come to dislike him. A very clever piece of writing. It also makes you wonder if his personality was already like this or was it a result of the invisibilty? Great!
I already have the address for the next person. Will send it on after the weekend.

Journal Entry 14 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 22, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (12/22/2008 UTC) at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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On it's way to Mazzlestar. Have added a postcard from Wiltshire to the collection.

Journal Entry 15 by mazzlestar from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 03, 2009
Sorry for delay in journalling, I've barely had a spare second! This is safe with me and is 2nd on mt. TBR - although I may bump it up above the Twilight bookray as it looks a much shorter read!

Journal Entry 16 by mazzlestar from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
nyehhh... I don't really know what to say on this one. It kinda bugged me, it just wasn't really my cup of tea. I couldn't get into it - I think I needed more character development. Plot and description and whatnot is all well and good, but not without character development. The story was good, I just struggled with it on a personal level.

Journal Entry 17 by OwenJ1985 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, February 22, 2009
Arrived in the post. Shouldn't take to long to read.

Journal Entry 18 by OwenJ1985 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, March 20, 2009
I enjoyed the book, and would agree with the previous BCer's who said they felt sorry for the Invisible Man at certain points through the book.

Released 10 yrs ago (3/20/2009 UTC) at a non-Bookcrossing relative, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Posted to jellyfish67.

Journal Entry 20 by jellyfish67 from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Arrived safely yesterday.

Journal Entry 21 by jellyfish67 at Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, February 18, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (2/18/2013 UTC) at Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom

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This book is now on it's way to Australia - enjoy!

Journal Entry 22 by wingMozettewing at Logan City, Queensland Australia on Monday, February 25, 2013
This book arrived on a very wet and sultry day here in Brisbane. I picked it up from the Slacks Creek Post Office and waited until I got to the bus stop before ripping it open... very cool! A great classic. Can't wait to read it.

Journal Entry 23 by franaloe at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, April 14, 2013
It's here! Thanks for sending.

Journal Entry 24 by franaloe at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, May 02, 2013
Interesting quick read. A bit sad how you initially sympathize with the invisible man, and then really start to dislike him. I found the end a bit harsh though.

I'll see if the next person on the list is still interested in reading this.


edit 13-05-2013: sky-so-blue does not seem so active anymore, or I got no response on my PMs. I have offered the book on the forum, and will send it on to the first reader on the new list instead!

Journal Entry 25 by franaloe at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, May 13, 2013
And to book continues on its journey:

- KiwiinEngland - New Zealand
- alexiapapa - Greece
- sarahmangan - ??
- piparjuuri - Finland
- pam99 - Scotland
- collin26 - Philippines
- Askeladda - Norway
- vampirequeen - Scotland
- ...?

Released 6 yrs ago (5/18/2013 UTC) at another BookCrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand

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The book is traveling again! On its way to KiwiinEngland. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 27 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, June 08, 2013
Thanks for sending this book to New Zealand, the idea of posting something wrapped in news paper is really good!

Journal Entry 28 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, July 13, 2013
The language used illustrates how books have been dumbed down over the years. Despite it being a Thin book it took me ages to read as it didn't really grip me. Perhaps the main character was just too horrible to relate to.

I'm please I've read this classic, and have the next readers address.

Journal Entry 29 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (7/17/2013 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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To the next reader on this bookring.
If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.

Journal Entry 30 by alexiapapa at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Now safe in my hands :)

Journal Entry 31 by alexiapapa at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (10/16/2013 UTC) at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece

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I really liked the book and the way the author passed some strong messages through the story!
Sent to sarahmangan to continue the ring! Enjoy :)

Journal Entry 32 by sarahmangan at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 25, 2013
Thank you for sending this alexiapapa - it arrived yesterday. :)

Journal Entry 33 by sarahmangan at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 27, 2013
I found it hard to get into this story initially but when the invisible man started telling his story and revealing the depths of his madness I really enjoyed it. Was it his alienation caused by his invisibility and treatment as if he were a monster that drove him mad, or was it his madness that drove him to the extreme of invisibility? A very interesting idea.

Journal Entry 34 by sarahmangan at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 01, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (11/1/2013 UTC) at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Sent off to Finland to continue the bookray!

Journal Entry 35 by Piparjuuri at Forssa, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Thursday, November 14, 2013
I received this today. My first international bookray!

Journal Entry 36 by pam99 at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
this book arrived yesterday, just in time for some holiday reading! I read The Time Traveller a few months ago and enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Journal Entry 37 by pam99 at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 26, 2013
an interesting read although I much preferred The Time Traveller, which I'd also read recently. Found the main character here quite unsympathetic and it made it harder to get into the story, although it's a short enough book.

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