Ready for an awesome book review? One that will expound the deeper metaphysical themes that H.G. Wells was to outline in his ground breaking science fiction classic? A book review to make you ponder humanity itself and the very nature of our souls? Yeah, this is not that book review. I’m tired. I did however love this book. It is interesting to step back from the story and appreciate the beautiful skill with which he used words to paint a picture in my head. He painted simply and without the trite-ness that seems to go along with even the best pop fiction. Most of my favorite authors (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Nix, L’Engle [bit of a fantasy/sci fi nerd, I know]) do this, and I appreciate it because it allows me to make it real in my own head. Not enough description and I don’t know what they are saying to me. Too much and I have to try to see what they see and it doesn’t mean a whole lot to me. H.G. Wells hit that balance. The story was very thought provoking as it does raise questions about the nature of man and man’s purpose. It brought up thoughts I had had while reading “Unbroken” about man’s relationship with hardship. Highly recommend it, and as it is only about 115 pages long, you have no excuse.