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Without knowing it would do so, this novel serves pretty well as foreshadowing for our current potential for genetic monstrosities. Itís also a sharp commentary against science for scienceís sake and the role of morality in scientific research. If you can let go of the fact that it could never happen and immerse yourself in the straightforward prose, itís a gripping tale and I was pretty shocked at how affecting it was. I felt revulsion and real tension as I read about Moreauís experiments and Pendickís pursuit through the nighttime jungle by the islands grisly inhabitants. I was thrilled in more way than one; by the writing and the story and that it could be so damn compelling and exciting. I didnít expect that for a 100+ year old novel. If you can overlook the fact that thereís no way in hell those creatures would be possible and some of the other signs of its time itís a pretty terrific story. Mysterious, creepy and with an ending and general circumstances that donít give you all the answers. 

Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau

User Review  - Caidyn - Goodreads

This was a very interesting book. Not just the plot either. Which, it was interesting. A man who does experiments on creatures. Reminded me so much of the Nazis, who treated the Jews like animals and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Vicente - Goodreads

A classic I was finally able to get my hands on and enjoy. Read full review

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