Book Reviews

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Having seen the grotesque movie adaptation starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer, I am relieved I could read the book with both eyes open. Although certainly not a favorite, its commentary on egotism and base instinct makes it relevant today, securing its place as a classic. It was interesting to read this book alongside Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland, a series of stories about wild and domestic animals forming friendships through tragedy or survival instincts. Certainly, Holland’s is the more uplifting of the two, but Wells storytelling far surpasses. 3 stars

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