H. G. Wells
I've opened this thread to discuss, if you like, about Herbert George Wells.
I enjoy reading science-fiction novels and I was looking forward to reading something by Wells, considered, I think, one of the pioneers of the genre.
I have to admit that I've only read two of his most famous novels, but I was really disappointed when I finished both books, I was bored.
The War of the Worlds: it was somewhat difficult to read for me, and I didn't like how it was narrated. I mean, the main idea of the plot was quite interesting, but not well developed maybe. I expected more from the novel, having seen the film.
The Invisible Man: more interesting than the first. I didn't enjoy the book on the whole, but I found a positive aspect, though (it could be Wells's main point, too). Generally I thought that being invisible is positive, that it may have a lot of advantages, but reading the novel I've come to the conclusion that it may present more disadvantages than what I thought. Anyway, I know it's all fiction but it made me think that what we desire will not necessarily have a positive impact on us and on reality.
In the end, I think that part of my disappointment derives from my knowledge of English, that is not good enough yet.
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.