Kemp bolts for the town, where the local citizenry come to his aid. Griffin is cornered, seized and savagely beaten by the enraged mob, with his last words being a desperate cry for mercy. Despite Griffins murderous actions, Kemp urges the mob to stand away and tries to save the life of his assailant, though it is not to be.
The Invisible Man's naked, battered body gradually becomes visible as he dies, pitiable in the stillness of death. A local policeman shouts to have someone cover Griffin's face with a sheet. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Marvel has secretly kept Griffin's notes and -with the help of the stolen Money-has now become a successful business owner, running the "Invisible Man Inn". However, when not at work running his inn, Marvel sits in his office trying to decipher the notes in the hopes of one day recreating Griffin's work.
Because several pages were accidentally washed clean during the chase of Griffin by Marvel and since the remaining Griffin's notes are coded in Greek and Latin, Marvel is completely incapable of understanding them. Children's literature was a prominent genre in the s. In the second book of the Republic , Glaucon recounts the legend of the Ring of Gyges , which posits that, if a man were made invisible and could act with impunity, he would "go about among men with the powers of a god. This version was a 25, word short story titled "The Man at the Coach and Horses" which Wells was dissatisfied with, so he extended it.
Russian writer Yakov I. Perelman pointed out in Physics Can Be Fun that from a scientific point of view, a man made invisible by Griffin's method should have been blind, since a human eye works by absorbing incoming light, not letting it through completely. Wells seems to show some awareness of this problem in Chapter 20, where the eyes of an otherwise invisible cat retain visible retinas. Nonetheless, this would be insufficient, since the retina would be flooded with light from all directions that ordinarily is blocked by the opaque sclera of the eyeball.
Also, any image would be badly blurred if the eye had an invisible cornea and lens.
Invisible (Invisible #1) by James Patterson
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Tristin This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I was wondering that myself, i had a few questions that weren't answered by the books end. However I'd like to imagine it was Mary in a well …more I was wondering that myself, i had a few questions that weren't answered by the books end.
However I'd like to imagine it was Mary in a well disguise.. Since she had plenty of practice in her lifetime of disguising her true gender, i figured that's plausible. I'm really enjoying this book so far and can't wait to read more of Patterson's works. I'm not sure of the best place to ask a question about all of this books.
James has quite a few books and I'm trying to determine which one to read next. I'm not sure I want to get into books in a series yet, but can anyone recommend his top 5 best books? I want to read those next and then I'll move toward the books in the series. Candace I love the Woman's Murder Club series. Can't wait for the next book to come out! Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is the only non mystery book of his that I have read. It is also worth the read. See all 14 questions about Invisible…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
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This was a great read, one of those books it is impossible to put down until the very last, totally satisfying, page. Admittedly the main character was a total idiot and I honestly could not understand what Bookman saw in her, but it all made for a really good story with a very dramatic finale.
I can always rely on Patterson for a good, escapist mystery. This one was co written with David Ellis and it was very well done. Recommended if you enjoy lots of action, many dead bodies and edge of your This was a great read, one of those books it is impossible to put down until the very last, totally satisfying, page. Recommended if you enjoy lots of action, many dead bodies and edge of your seat thrills! View all 10 comments.
In another stellar Patterson novel more on his secret ingredient below , readers are treated to some wonderful narrative and a powerful plot to keep the story fast-paced and thrilling to the end. Emmy Dockery is an FBI analyst with a past; one that has her on suspension as she deals with the death of her twin sister in a house fire. She as been anything but idle during that time, concocting a theory that a number of house fires across the US, deemed accidental, are actually elaborate murder sce In another stellar Patterson novel more on his secret ingredient below , readers are treated to some wonderful narrative and a powerful plot to keep the story fast-paced and thrilling to the end.
She as been anything but idle during that time, concocting a theory that a number of house fires across the US, deemed accidental, are actually elaborate murder scenes, whose victims are slain in such a way that it appears the killer must be 'invisible'. While she tries to convince Harrison "Books" Bookman of the theory, her past beau, he helps her pitch the idea to the Assistant Director. When it falls flat, Emmy must come to terms that this murderer, as sly as he is cunning, may get away with over fifty murders while the authorities are none the wiser.
After Emmy secures one strong clue, the case falls into place and the FBI is finally interested; rushing to keep the body count from getting any higher. Emmy and Books rush across the country to stop the spree, while the murderer remains one step ahead, with an audio diary of his own, hinting at his motive and rationale behind the killings.
Patterson's excellent piece of thriller fiction is not to be missed, as it rises above much of the literary attempts labelled with the author's moniker. Patterson has found the secret ingredient to boost his dwindling success at producing worthwhile novels; David Ellis. In both recent novels bearing his name as co-author, the contribution Ellis makes to the stories infuse much into Patterson's work, helping it surpass even the popular Patterson series.
The ideas are fresh and the characters have depth, leaving the reader to yearn for more as each short chapter comes to a close. As a team, Patterson and Ellis create an eerie sense of doom and action that cannot be replicated in a simple Alex Cross or Lindsay Boxer novel. If only Patterson would step away from his need to bask in subpar literary glory and focus on collaborating with some superior authors like Ellis, fans and new readers alike would find pleasure rather than a continued sense of despair when opening a Patterson novel.
Kudos, Messrs. Patterson and Ellis for this wonderful tale. I was, truly, captivated from the beginning all the way through to the final pages. You and your production editor may think that this adds 'mystique' or 'character' or a 'third voice' to the production. Here's the scoop -- in case none of you have ever listened to an audiobook -- the reader is creating their own scenes, character portraits and drama as they listen to the book. They do not need the remedial aid of music. If we wanted to hear music, we'd go to our music list and play that.
The music is distracting and unfortunately quite loud so that it opacifies the voice of the narrator. Do you want the words to your story told, or do you want to do a theatrical production? You choose. Then we'll choose whether we ever want to read another one of your books. Until then, you'll get poor ratings from this reader and others.
Thanks for your consideration. By the way, this was one of the better Patterson co-written books I've read in a while.
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It was worthy of at least a 4 Star rating, but any book that induces a migraine from the sound gets dinged. View all 27 comments. Emmy Dockery had lost her sister Marta to a house fire eight months previously, a fire the authorities had called accidental.
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Emmy in the meantime had been researching house fires right across the US, doing the leg work on her own as no-one within the FBI would believe her claims. As more and more deaths continued to occur, always a house fire, a Emmy Dockery had lost her sister Marta to a house fire eight months previously, a fire the authorities had called accidental. As more and more deaths continued to occur, always a house fire, always declared accidental, Emmy became desperate — she was convinced there was an ingenious and deadly serial killer at work.
Frustrated and angry she wondered why no-one would take notice of her. But they were frustrated at every turn. Emmy knew she was right — but how to find that small shred of evidence she needed to convince her bosses…. It seemed that Emmy was the only one who was convinced there was a sadistic madman out there — the dangers were multiplying, the clock was ticking… This thriller was absolutely brilliant!
I felt like I was holding my breath for the last pages! Totally gripping, the pace was fast, the plot intense. I have no hesitation in recommending this latest stand-alone thriller by Patterson and Ellis highly. View all 4 comments. It's hard to love a book when you hate the protagonist. View 1 comment. I loved this book. It kept me guessing the whole time.
As I said once before though about James Patterson's co-authored books I definitely give all the credit to David Ellis. I'm getting ready to buy Mr. Ellis's first book he published on his own. View all 8 comments. Review can be read at It's About The Book I am going to just jump right in and say that this book scared the hell out of me! Patterson and Ellis have written the most terrifying villain since Hannibal Lector first gave me nightmares years ago.
It was chilling! This book made me remember late nights with the covers pulled up to my chin, knowing the next scene on the screen was going to make me scream! Lovely, scary story. Emmy is going right to the top of my favorite heroines Review can be read at It's About The Book I am going to just jump right in and say that this book scared the hell out of me! Emmy is going right to the top of my favorite heroines list. She is strong, she is determined and she is grieving.
One of those deaths she is investigating is the death of her sister, her twin sister, Marta, a death that has been labeled an accident by the local authorities. Death by fire. But no one believes her, and her credibility with her FBI supervisor is already in jeopardy over an unrelated issue. This book is not a romance, but there is a love interest. With his help they begin to make a case that the FBI can no longer ignore. In the meantime, throughout the story, the villain taunts us with his manifesto.
Taunt after taunt. I wanted to help hunt him down. Pure evil. The ending of this story, this hunt for a demented killer, will make me lose sleep. Just when I was convinced that I had it all figured out, I was wrong. The ending is stunning. I know that this book is labeled as a stand alone, but I would love to see more of Emmy and Books.
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What a team. What a story. What a rush! View 2 comments. I remember reading Patterson in the early days of Alex Cross novels.
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I loved the pacing and twists and turns the stories would take. Though maybe not literary masterpieces they were the kind of books I had a hard time putting down. In any case I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. I needed something fairly I remember reading Patterson in the early days of Alex Cross novels. I needed something fairly "mindless" to fill the reading gap between the "heavier" books I've been picking up lately. Invisible is a stand alone novel and that was a part of its appeal. Emmy Dockery is an FBI research analyst obsessed with a series of fires that have been declared accidental.