Book Review – The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells (1911)


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For those of you who are new to my blog, this section is me sharing with you my journey through the modern and classic works of literature. Please, feel free to recommend any book.

The Door in the Wall – H. G. Wells: 3 stars.

H. G. Wells’ four-chapter story transports the reader into a mysterious world.

The title of the book describes the premise accurately – a door in a wall. What lies behind this door, however, and the existence of the door itself is something that we cannot be sure of.

The conclusion of the story is simple: whether the door existed of not, it was an escape; and that’s something we are all looking for.

H. G. Wells’ book gets 3 stars: One, for the creative plot that kept me hooked enough to read the whole book the first time I picked it up. Two, for being ahead of its time and narrating in the most modern way. And, three, for the conclusion of this fantastic read, which is every bit realistic.

Next review: By Blood – Ellen Ullman.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review – The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells (1911)”

  1. As a member of The HG Wells Society, good to see you giving him such a positive profile. I can recommend Wells’s short stories which cover an array of topics, many far ahead of their time and got me first interested in the author.

  2. Oh that sounds very interesting. I had no idea H.G. Wells had such an idea back then (I wonder if he really did have a time machine). Super cool, it sounds very metaphysical. I’m going to have to check this one out.

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