The title of this book sort of describes the story all in its own. It’s about a man that turns himself invisible, and what seems like a good thing at first really becomes a problem for him. Especially since the invisible man’s outbursts of rage and aggressiveness don’t help him remain low key.
I actually liked this book more than I thought. I was intrigued by the personality of the invisible man, he was mean and heartless, and I found myself rooting against him. At first everyone thinks he is badly disfigured or wounded in some way, and it seems annoying how the shopkeeper and others are trying to pester him to know what happened. But soon the invisible man shows his true colors (get it?) as he is mean and ruthless. Not only does he steal, an advantage of being invisible, but he also fights and even kills someone.
It’s clear the invisible man is a bad person. But soon he runs into an old friend on his run from the police. He seems to want help, to want to change back into being visible again. There was some hope now, that since the invisible man wanted to change back maybe it would mean he would stop stealing and his life of crime.
However, his friend notifies police of the invisible mans presence, and so the man hunt begins! It was so vivid and page turning, the descriptions of fighting and being chased by the invisible man. And all along I’m rooting against him! Which isn’t something I’d thought I’d do!
It was an interesting premise of his invisibility being more of a burden for him and how it caused the worst aspects of himself to shine through. I definitely recommend this read to anyone!
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