The Island of Doctor Moreau
'That black figure, with its eyes of fire, struck down through all my adult thoughts and feelings, and for a moment the forgotten horrors of childhood came back to my mind'
Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo - a menagerie of savage animals. Tended to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. Here, he meets Montgomery's master, the sinister Dr. Moreau - a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilised world. It soon becomes clear he has been developing these experiments - with truly horrific results.
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Review: The Island of Dr. MoreauUser Review - Wendy - Goodreads
I have been wanting to read this classic for awhile now and a "classics challenge" was just the push I needed. I am glad to have finally read this book. It was a bit difficult for me to get into but ... Read full review
Review: The Island of Dr. MoreauUser Review - Ly Do - Goodreads
Imagine you were able to take out the "beast" in animals and suddenly they become "citizens". But, what would happen if suddenly one day they turn on you? What is so fascinating about this book is the ... Read full review
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