Book vs. Movie: The Time Machine (1960)

Hello my lovely readers!
For this book vs. movie post I checked out one the most influential science fiction novellas of all time: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells and the 1960 adaptation which marks a milestone in sci-fi films!


The Plot:
A couple of friends arrive at the home of the inventor George. It January 5th 1900. The guys are surprised when after some initial delay George arrives – exhausted and clearly shaken. He claims that he’s been travelling through time since the group had last met…


Book vs. Movie:
Let’s see about the novel.
I was absolutely fascinated by Wells’ amount of imagination. He wrote the novella in 1895, so anything even resembling time travelling was yet to become a think to talk about. That’s why The Time Machine has been so extremely influential on the entire science fiction genre afterwards.
In general, Wells idea for the future are still relevant and fascinating. His novella gave me a lot of food for thought!
In 1960 director George Pal delivered the most iconic adaptation of this story with Rod Taylor in the main role.
Similar to the novella, the movie also mark a mile stone in movie history. The time-lapse photographic effects even won an Academy Award! Continue reading

Time to Talk about Books: The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma

Finally another book review! I got this one from a very nice shop assistant at a book store because it was my birthday.



The Plot:

It’s an interesting journey to the time of Jack the Ripper. But this is not where it stops. The Map of Time is a trip through the centuries with (or without?) time travel. Prepare for deep feelings, shocking revelations and famous characters (Jack the Ripper, H. G. Wells, Bram Stoker, etc.)


The Rating:

I had no idea what to expect from this book. The author was unknown to me just like the book itself (although a sticker on the cover informed me that it’s a bestseller). Continue reading