The Time Machine by HG Wells


Source: Own Collection
Format: Hardback
Rating:  5 Stars
Reviewer: Laurel

I read this as part of The Time Traveller’s Almanac, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

This review is specific to an extract read as part of The Time Traveller’s Almanac (compiled by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer) in 2015. I have previously read the whole book (and would give it an overall rating of 4/5 stars).

In this extract, the Traveller details his first experience of time travel in the time machine he built.

I really enjoyed reading this extract. The descriptions are almost poetic in quality, and what would probably take most writers a few sentences to detail, Wells does in paragraphs – and it is not boring! I loved the descriptions as the machine moves faster and faster through time, both the visual depictions as well as the Traveller’s account of his feelings as he observes changes around him. Poignant and beautiful, with hints of sadness mixed in.

I think this is one of the best reads so far from The Time Traveller’s Almanac.


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