The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

Published August 14, 2023

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

Book info

  • Title The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • Author H. G. Wells
  • Year 1896
  • Genre Science Fiction

A cautionary tale of the horrors that can ensue when man experiments with nature, from the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. A lonely island in the Pacific. The sinister scientist who rules it. And the strange beings who dwell there...


I’ve been amazed by the imagination and creativity of HG Wells across the few books that I have read and/or listened to. This one is another that has a great deal of imagination in it - but I have to admit I didn’t like it very much. Obviously, the experimentation on living creatures is distasteful but I also felt like the main character wasn’t particularly engaging so I wasn’t drawn in. Still, a good structure to the story and it’s well told.

Rating: 3 / 5

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