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'And so, in a trice, he came into the garden that has haunted all his life.'H.G. Wells was a pioneer of science fiction, its first and greatest influence. Here his boundless invention creates three very stories: a poignant parable of a mysterious door, a thrilling account of be-tentacled sea creatures and the darkly comic chronicle of an academic rivalry taken too far . .'And so, in a trice, he came into the garden that has haunted all his life.'H.G. Wells was a pioneer of science fiction, its first and greatest influence. Here his boundless invention creates three very stories: a poignant parable of a mysterious door, a thrilling account of be-tentacled sea creatures and the darkly comic chronicle of an academic rivalry taken too far . . .This book includes The Door in the Wall (1906), The Sea Raiders (1896) and The Moth(1895)....

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The Door in the Wall Reviews

  • Mümin
    2018-12-12 14:10

    Tam olarak beklediğim tadı alamasam da ilginç öyküler bulunuyor kitapta. Özellikle "Kristal Yumurta" adlı öyküyü beğendim. Diğerleri de kurgusal olarak olmasa bile imgesel olarak oldukça etkileyici . "Duvardaki Kapı" bu anlamda epey güçlü. "Sihirli Dükkan" ise anlatımıyla eğlenceli bir öykü vaat ediyor. Üç yıldız mı versem, dört yıldız mı derken yazıldığı tarihi göz önünde bulundurup torpil geçtim. Kısacası okumanızı tavsiye edeceğim kısa bir kitap.

  • Kandice
    2018-11-29 07:02

    This book was written with clear talent. The story is unraveled in a very entertaining way, but when we finally get the whole tale it turns out to be pretty blah. One star for story, five stars for style, for an average of three.So what?

  • Laura
    2018-12-11 07:28

    From BBC Radio 4 Extra:A mountaineer gets lost in a strange valley in The Andes and finds himself surrounded by a race of sightless people, another is transported to Fairyland - and a third spends his life searching for a lost world behind a door in a white wall in London.Three mysterious stories of different Utopias by the master of the genre, HG Wells brought together in a single play by Kelvin Segger. A mix of adventure, comedy and suspense.Stars Paul Webster as Nunez, Christian Rodska as Redmond/Pedro, Gillian Goodman as Agnes Thackeray and Ben Crowe as the Mountaineer and Skelmersdale.Directed in Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00761jh

  • Sibel Kaçamak
    2018-11-18 10:02

    Borges'in Babil Kitaplığına dahil olan Wells'in bu kitabındaki 5 öykünün hepsi birbirinden güzel ve eminim bir çok çağdaş esere esin periliği yapmış. Elimden bırakamadan hızla okudum. Örneğin birinci öykü Duvardaki Kapı, Narnia Günlükleri'ne kapı açmış bence... hatta bazı maceraları Wells'in öyküsünün bir devamı niteliğinde. Plattner Hikayesi ile Son Mr. Elvesham'ın Hikayesi en etkileyenler oldu. En çok da Wells'in üslubu, şahit olduğu inanılmaz olayları biz okuyuculara aktarırkenki ikna edici kanıtlarını sıralama tarzı, aktarımındaki tarafsızlığını savunması çok hoşuma gitti.

  • Perry Whitford
    2018-12-04 09:31

    A man of worldly affairs recently deceased had told his friend a most extraordinary tale just before his death. All his life he had seen glimpses of, and once as a young child entered into, a strange green door.The door opened into a lush garden, 'into peace, into delight, into a beauty beyond dreaming, a kindness no man on earth can know', inhabited by playful children, friendly animals and a lady with a magical picture book.Straight forward, sweetly told short story from Wells about the disenchanting nature of the adult world.

  • Julio Andres Astudillo
    2018-12-02 09:12

    Interesante. Este relato breve vino en un libro que incluía El País de los Ciegos. La verdad es que tiene un poder insondable en cuanto a lo ineluctable del destino. Es la narración de una persona por parte de su mejor amigo, el cual desde pequeño imagina una puerta, a la que entra y se halla dentro de un enorme jardín. La persona pasa toda su vida buscando indicios de la existencia de la puerta, hasta que por cuestiones diversas de la vida, la encuentra como 4 veces... sin embargo, el destino es un misterio. La historia propone un final fatídico, lo cual me agradó, y expone lo misteriosa que pude llegar a ser la vida.

  • Aerin
    2018-12-02 08:23

    (Original review date: 3 May 2014)I bought this collection on a whim a couple of years ago, and it languished on my shelf, unread. I had tried reading Wells before, back in college,War of the Worlds andThe Time Machine, and was fairly unimpressed. His language was stuffy and old-fashioned, I thought, and his allegories tortured. So even though I like short stories as a form, I really wasn't expecting much when I picked this up.I love being wrong in that way. It's one of my favorite things about reading, that moment when I suddenly realize I'm going to love this book I hadn't thought much of a minute ago. From the first page of the first story in this collection, I was floored.And unlike all too many short story collections, everything in here is good. No filler, no duds, no self-indulgent B-sides thrown in to bulk up the page count. With the quality of the selections, the haunting 1911 photo illustrations by Alvin Langdon Coburn, and the beauty of the book as a physical object (thick, textured paper; illuminated letters), this has joinedWinesburg, Ohio andThe Illustrated Man as one of my favorite short story collections of all time.The Door In The Wall:In the instant of coming into it one was exquisitely glad -- as only in rare moments and when one is young and joyful one can be glad in this world. And everything was beautiful there...A successful politician is haunted by a magical garden he discovered once as a child and has never been able to find again. Though the door to it has appeared to him occasionally throughout his life, he has always been too busy to stop and enter it when it is offered him.This story is my favorite. It has the feel of a religious allegory, a kind of "paradise lost", or stories about childhood likePeter Pan orThe Polar Express, where as adults weighed down by petty quotidian concerns, the wonder and magic of childhood are forever lost to us.But it's deeper than that, too. And it's such a fundamental feeling for me, a frequency I am always tuned to. I have always tended toward nostalgia, which at times is just a flimsy covering over a vast chasm of grief for things lost in the past that can never be regained. This story offers a perfect encapsulation of that feeling. A door into a place familiar and sacred.The Star:He looked at it as one might look into the eyes of a brave enemy. "You may kill me," he said after a silence. "But I can hold you -- and all the universe for that matter -- in the grip of this little brain. I would not change. Even now."In this apocalyptic story, a strange celestial body enters the solar system from beyond, crashing into Neptune and causing them both to plunge headlong into the sun, narrowly missing Earth in the process.The terrestrial effects of this cosmic fly-by are cataclysmic - storms, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and disastrous global warming. But after it passes, a "new brotherhood grew presently among men" - those left alive, anyway. And then the story pulls back to the perspective of Martian astronomers, who note that the Earth is little changed ("the only difference seems to be a shrinkage of the white discoloration (supposed to be frozen water) round either pole"). How insignificant are our Earthly struggles from a cosmic point of view. How fragile we are, and how vulnerable.I am fascinated by this story for a lot of reasons: Is it true that only near-obliteration would create a "brotherhood of men"? How bad would our present struggle against climate change have to get to bring something like that about? And shouldn't we be working on colonizing space already, so that if something DOES happen to Earth all of humanity won't be obliterated with it?A Dream of Armageddon:"We are but phantoms!" he said, "and the phantoms of phantoms, desires like cloud-shadows and wills of straw that eddy in the wind; the days pass, use and wont carry us through as a train carries the shadow of its lights -- so be it! But one thing is real and certain, one thing is no dreamstuff, but eternal and enduring. It is the centre of my life, and all other things about it are subordinate or altogether vain. I loved her, that woman of a dream. And she and I are dead together!"Oh shit, this story.A man on a train meets a stranger, who tells him he has been living a separate life each night when he dreams. There, it is several hundred years in the future, and he is an important politician who has run away from a war and his duty to be with the woman he loves. But he can only run for so long...This is the most moving story in the book, powerful and searing and unforgettable in its imagery. I may have to revise my statement above that "The Door in the Wall" is my favorite in this collection. Because while that one is the most iconic and mythic, the one that taps most profoundly into the collective unconscious - this is one of the best pieces of short fiction I have ever read. If you like science fiction at all, you need to read this story. It's just that good.The Cone:"I am slow to make discoveries," said Horrocks grimly, damping her suddenly. "But what I discover..." He stopped."What?" she said."Nothing."I really wasn't expecting to find a gothic horror story in this collection, so this one took me by surprise. And it's so good. Grim and grotesque and shockingly graphic. The way Wells slowly buillds this heavy sense of foreboding from the very first paragraph is masterful, and then the payoff...!I suppose the moral of this one is: Don't get involved with your boss's wife if he is an enormous, angry man and you are a sniveling pantywaist."Fizzle, you fool! Fizzle, you hunter of women! You hot-blooded hound! Boil! Boil! Boil!"A Moonlight Fable:He had made up his mind. He knew now that he was going to wear his suit as it should be worn. He had no doubt in the matter. He was afraid, terribly afraid, but glad, glad.This is the closest thing to a dud, for me, that the book offers, and yet it is critically acclaimed, so someone is finding something in it.It's a highly symbolic wisp of a story about a little boy whose mother makes him a very nice suit that he is forbidden to wear except on formal occasions. One night, he puts it on and sneaks out of the house, having a magical moonlit adventure in the yard before falling to his death in his now-ruined suit. They find his corpse smiling. Meh.For me, it's just too similar (and inferior) to "The Door in the Wall" to be all that memorable. And little allegories like this are probably the most difficult kind of fiction to pull off well. Wells doesn't quite manage it here.The Diamond Maker:"I am sick of being disbelieved," he said impatiently, and suddenly unbuttoning his wretched coat he pulled out a little canvas bag that was hanging by a cord round his neck. From this he produced a brown pebble. "I wonder if you know enough to know what that is?"In this one, the narrator is approached by a beggar who offers him a raw diamond the size of his thumb for 100 pounds. He then tells the story of how he discovered the way to make large artificial diamonds, but because his neighbor accused him of making bombs he has been forced into hiding, rich with jewels that no one will buy.This one isn't my favorite either, but it does make think of how just having some of the right accoutrements (wealth, beauty, smarts, diamonds) won't necessarily improve your lot. And sure, the beggar's way of creating diamonds seems like forgery, a get-rich-quick scheme that isn't legitimate. But how is it more legitimate to just be born into money? How does that make you worthy? At least the beggar is clever.In any case, what this dude needed was a diamond launderer. If only the narrator had been up for a business venture...The Lord of the DynamosIt is hard to say exactly what madness is. I fancy Azuma-zi was mad. The incessant din and whirl of the dynamo shed may have churned up his little store of knowledge and his big store of superstitious fancy, at last, in to something akin to frenzy.This story, about a "fresh off the boat" foreigner who begins to worship the dynamos (generators) that he services, is another favorite. Its major flaw is that it's pretty racist in its portrayal of the protagonist, Azuma-zi -- and the fact that the story is 100 years old doesn't make some of its descriptions any more comfortable to read. Still, Azuma-zi is portrayed more or less sympathetically, and his abuse at the hands of his boss, Holroyd, is thoroughly condemned.I just love the way this one develops and plays out. It's another model for how short stories should be constructed - brief, punchy, unforgettable. And without spoiling it too much, I love how Azuma-zi's dynamo god is actually a far more effective deity than many of its more famous peers. That bastard answered some prayers.The Country of the Blind:There were deep, mysterious shadows in the gorge, blue deepening into purple, and purple into a luminous darkness, and overhead was the illimitable vastness of the sky. But he heeded these things no longer, but lay quite still there, smiling as if he were content now merely to have escaped from the valley of the Blind, in which he had thought to be King. And the glow of the sunset passed, and the night came, and still he lay there, under the cold, clear stars.This is probably Wells's most famous work of short fiction, and with reason. If you haven't read it, you should probably quit reading my bullshit and get ahold of this collection. I keep overusing superlatives, so I won't say that this one is "the best". But damn. Just damn. Here's what the dustflap says:The book concludes with "The Country of the Blind", a durably famous tale which underscores Wells's belief that a person can and should quit an intolerable situation. Bernard Bergonzi notes, "it shows how the human spirit can assert its true freedom, even at the cost of physical extinction. 'The Country of the Blind' is a magnificent example of Wells's mythopoeic genius."Critic Richard Hauer Costa says:Wells viewed mankind darkly: as struggling in an evolutionary whirl to achieve a millennium of beauty, but always forced back into some sealed-off country of the blind.I won't summarize this one. It's a strange and precious and powerful story. I've dreamt about it, and it terrifies me.Among the blind, close your eyes.- Turkish proverb

  • Amalie
    2018-11-17 12:08

    H.G. Wells is known as the father of Modern Science Fiction and is best known for his science fiction fantasies like The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man.. it's only recently I realised that some of his short fiction, although less known, are equally great.The Door in the Wall will probably be considered as one of his fantastic tales, I personally feel there's more to it. The story is a vague recollection by a man in his forties, a successful British politician, of an experience which had happened to him when he was about five years old. He comes across a green door in a white wall and then a strange (yet kind) woman takes him inside the house /"palace" to show him the pictures in a book she carries about his family. Next thing he remembers is he is standing in a slummy street and his father beating him for telling "lies". So the mystery is already began. Then a series of opportunities of seeing the door but doesn't open it....I did not see any fantasy in the story. To me, it was realistic tale of a man's obsession with a confused incident in his childhood. A A psychoanalyst ( who were yet to be born) would have tried to help him find out what had really happened in that garden. Then what does the garden represent? Almost everyine, have a "preoccupation", according to the protagonist, a secret dream. So what was his? I'm not sure the answer to that but I'll probably read this again to find out.Recommended.

  • Amorfna
    2018-11-16 09:07

    S obzirom da SciFi definitivno nije moj žanr, ove kratke pričice sa jakom Twilight zone atmosferom su verovatno početak i kraj onoga što bih ja mogla da svarim.Da se podsetimo:Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. Nije da nisam pokušala ( ponela sam i Stanislava Lema, pao mi šećer posle dve stranice).Prijatno čitanje na moru, solidne ideje , možda ponešto slabija realizacija.Vrata u zidu je istovremeno , po meni i najjača pripovetka u skupini.

  • Nihan E.
    2018-11-22 11:11

    Olağanüstü, sihirli hikayelerin anlatıldığı bir kitaptı. Bir kristal taşın içinden gözetlenen Marslılar, genç insanların bedenlerini ele geçirerek ölümsüz olmaya çalışan bir filozof, hakiki bir sihirli dükkana giren baba ve oğlun yaşadıkları ürpertici oyunlar. Monoton hikayelerden sıkıldıysanız Babil kitaplığı farklılık arayışınız için bire bir.

  • Monica Sotelo
    2018-11-29 13:28

    It is difficult, as a reader, not to feel influenced by the doubts and mistrust that Redmond openly expresses about the story and the protagonist at the beginning and at the end of the story. Since Redmond is the narrator, we have nothing but to trust on his words. The story is an allegory about the conflict of humankind with themselves and society while repressing their dreams or natural feelings in order to fulfill the expectations of the society. The presence of the door during different periods in the life of the protagonist symbolizes decisions and sacrifices that each decision implies. In this case, the protagonist decides to follow the expectations from his father, who represents the repression of the society. The minimal pairs such as darkness and light, white and black, demonstrate the conflict that the character faces when making decisions. Since the beginning until the end of the story, the tone is melancholic and finishes with a pessimistic tone. Likewise, the atmosphere reflects anxiety, frustration, hesitation, and thoughtfulness from the character. Though the physical setting is well described, the psychological setting domains in the story since the reader feels absorb by the melancholy and frustration of the protagonist. Wells uses a multidimensional character who has no limitations to express his deep emotions and thoughts same as his regrets. I also agree with the idea that the story, same as other stories of Wells, represents the eternal conflict between science and metaphysics. Also, taking in consideration the social context, this story represents the conflict in modernism when scientism and positivism accept only one truth about reality which must be rational, measurable, and verified through the scientific method. Redmond is the representation of scientism while the protagonist is influenced by the positivist paradigm of the time. From the Jungian approach, the character is the persona who is unable to reach individuation since he decides to repress his deep needs and emotions rather than accepting his weaknesses. Indeed, the garden is the projection of his deep needs: friends, love, affection, and acceptance from others since the persona was unable to find these elements in his family neither at school. The woman with the book was the anima who tried to let the character knows that he has the opportunity to write a different ending in his book of life. Instead, the persona escapes and avoids his reality and tries to find in the intellectual success happiness. But, the memory of the garden chases him as his shadow. Therefore, the character dies unhappily.

  • Yani Daniele
    2018-12-14 12:03

    Una historia sencilla y amena de leer. Me ha gustado y ha despertado ternura y tristeza. Es un cuento breve narrado por el amigo del protagonista, en donde se mezcla su recuerdo y la historia en primera persona.Si bien es fantasía lo que en estas páginas se relata, aún así nos lleva a reflexionar sobre las cosas que perdermos por hacer lo correcto socialmente.Si les gusta este tipo de relatos no olviden darle una oportunidad

  • Aylin
    2018-11-15 14:10

    Sihirli dukkan haricindeki tum hikayeleri dikkat cekici ve akici buldum. Duvardaki kapi oykusu the lost room'u hatirlatti. Derinligi hosuma gitti. Renkli tozlarla baska evrene ve baska bedene gecme hikayeleri keyifliydi. Kure hikayesi de fena degildi.

  • Jonathan
    2018-11-23 11:12

    3 short stories: The Door In The Wall, The Sea Raiders and The Moth. All are mysterious and suspenseful and in a handy edition for a train ride when you don't want to carry a big book with you.

  • The Hudson
    2018-11-30 13:04

    La experiencia de Wallace (el protagonista de la historia) es más común de lo que creemos en nuestros días. Solemos hacer cosas y funcionar en torno a ellas, pero, muchas veces, al final del día nos preguntamos si lo que hacemos es lo que imaginamos que haríamos cuando niños. Hay una puerta en el muro para cada uno, algunos hemos pasado por alto muchas veces, incluso pensando que nunca volveremos a ver ese jardín al que le llamábamos "concretar tus sueños".Queda la pregunta, ¿qué haremos la próxima vez que veamos nuestra puerta en el muro ?

  • Anna
    2018-12-12 15:23

    — Ты когда-нибудь играл со мной в «северо-западный проход»?.. Нет, в то время мы не были в дружбе с тобой. Это была такая игра, продолжал он, в которую каждый ребенок, наделенный живым воображением, готов играть целые дни напролет. Требовалось отыскать «северо-западный проход» в школу. Дорога туда была простая и хорошо знакомая, но игра состояла в том, чтобы найти какой-нибудь окольный путь. Нужно было выйти из дому на десять минут раньше, завернуть куда-нибудь в сторону и пробраться через незнакомые улицы к своей цели. Несмотря на свою любовь к Уэллсу, про конкретно этот рассказ я узнала из книг серии "Лабиринты Ехо" Макса Фрая. Если вы читали их, то поймете, о чем я. Постоянное упоминание вышеупомянутой игры заставляет заинтересоваться, знаете ли. Да и вообще этот рассказ дал начало "Чужаку". Ведь там был зеленый трамвай..?Сказка о несбывшемся, о постоянном выборе и упущенных возможностях. Маленький мальчик Уоллес случайно натыкается на зеленую дверь в стене, которая открывает путь в другой мир. Там он находит прекрасный сад, дворцы, знакомится с добрыми детьми и женщинами, и даже заглядывает в книгу о своей жизни. Но потом приходит время уходить. Никто не верит, что он побывал в "задверье" и, в конце концов, Уоллес и сам решает, что это выдумка. Время идет, он взрослеет, и следует пути знаний и успеха. Но вот напасть, каждый раз, как в его жизни происходят весомые события, которые нельзя проигнорировать, он видит старую зеленую дверь. И перед ним встает выбор: продолжить ли свой путь успеха и решений, или зайти в дверь. Каждый раз, год за годом, он игнорирует фантазию, оставляет ее, ведь в его жизни такое решающее время! Но к концу, приходит понимание, что он упустил свою возможность... Или нет?

  • Austin Aslan
    2018-11-21 11:16

    I adored this story, and wrote a lengthy review of it here. But Goodreads lost the text when I tried to submit. I don't have the heart to rewrite the whole thing. But I highly recommend this story. The voice and tone are both a bit dated, but otherwise this strikes me as an allegory about death that easily stands the test of time and transcends any particular "religious" view about that 'borne' from which no traveller returns... For the era in which it was written, this religiously-neutral (mostly) aspect of the story is noteworthy and praiseworthy.

  • Mpur Chan
    2018-12-05 11:06

    I read The Door In The Wall, a short story written by H.G Wells. The narrating style is the story within a story. I think this short story has so many symbolic meaning. So many metaphor. The door itself could be the entrance between reality and fantasy. It is also related to Wallace’s lonely life. In reality, Wallace is bullied. The world behind the door is his way to escape reality. I really like this story, especially the ending. read more: readingwonderland.tumblr.com

  • CV Rick
    2018-12-01 13:30

    A collection of stories by one of the founders and masters of the genre. It's these 8 stories that give a creative and whimsical glimpse into what Science Fiction was like half a century ago.The title story is my favorite - The Door in the Wall. It's a metaphor for missed choices and how following your dreams should be a mission, not a wish. I thought about this lesson for a long time after reading. It made me more vigilant about looking for those doors I normally pass.

  • Neslihan
    2018-12-06 09:21

    Bu serideki hiçbir kitabı bir diğerine değişemiyorum. Kitaplar ve yazarlar değil de öyküler üzerinden oluyor değerlendirmem, hepsinin ayrı bir tadı var, bu nedenle sanırım en sonunda tüm seriye verdiğim yıldız sayısını 3'ten 4'e çıkartacağım.

  • Brian Harmon
    2018-12-07 14:14

    I just read this collection of short stories by HG Wells. His imagination and ability to evoke images in the mind, never cease to amaze me. The stories have many different tones, some rather dark, but all very engrossing. it's a quick read, but does not lack in depth. I heartily recommend!!

  • Sara
    2018-12-03 15:02

    A young boys goes through a door in the wall, and discovered paradise. Thoughout his life, the memory of this garden has haunted him and he strives to find it one last time. I liked this because it was a bit dark.

  • Vera
    2018-12-11 10:16

    I only read "The door in the wall" story.

  • Annie
    2018-12-10 07:10

    It’s very Poe-ish. Very different voice from the Wells of Dr Moreau/Invisible Man/Time Machine/etc. Dreamy and dreadful (as in “full of dread”) with heavy ironic Christian imagery.

  • Bettie☯
    2018-11-17 13:06

    Enchanted gardens with spotted panthers - that'll do me. A short story, very short indeed but good and thought-provoking.

  • Irene
    2018-11-27 10:10

    I love it how someone can write stories short but so deep in its meaning. It's an adorable talent. This story is about second chance, third, fourth, and several more chances that are wasted away to escape from this dull world and to enter into an utopian world, a heavenly garden. Wasted because the person is busy tied up in his present world, the world which he actually does not enjoy living in, and that he has, ever since his first visit to the garden, been dreaming of going back to it. But again and again when the door in the wall suddenly appears in his sight, he chooses not to open the door. It's like many of us, trapped in our present life, while we know what heaven we want, and if we choose to, we can enter our beautiful garden. But we make choices in life, choices that seems to be very reasonable but regretted afterwards when we know we are losing our chance to the beautiful garden. We keep on living this empty life and tried to make-belief that all this is worth living, when deep in our heart we know we can't go on fooling ourselves because we are running out of time.

  • Emma Thompson
    2018-12-06 14:24

    The door in the wall is a short volume collection three short stories by H.G. Wells. These are "The door in the wall", "The Sea Raiders", and "The Moth". Of the stories in this volume, I enjoyed "The door in the wall" the most. I loved the sense of lost opertunity, the question if it was real, the commentary on the way the preasure of adulthood and life and achievement robs us of the simple pleasure of existing. "The Sea Raiders" is a more typical story from the sea monster genre - featuing a man who stumbles upon flesh eating sea creatures. A great threat of suspense in this story. "The Moth" is a little slow to start but the ending is great. The character is a scientist who's scientific rivalry comes back to bite him in the worst way possible.

  • Lorena
    2018-12-15 08:03

    This was such an interesting tale! It reminded me, in style, a bit of Frankenstein. The words were beautiful, and the idea of someone traveling to a holding place beyond this life that is peaceful for humans and animals, where someone has complete joy and access to a book that has in it a record of one's life is very intriguing. The world sounded to me like an inbetween state (after death, not quite entered into the presence of the Father). I thought the book was a bit repetitive in the middle. I was a little disappointed in the ending, yet I still liked it, at the same time. Weird, I know. Anyway, I listened to the audio, which was well read with a British accent.

  • Pete Majarich
    2018-11-30 13:29

    Everyone has vague memories or lost moments from their childhood. This short story explores both the danger and excitement in chasing them down later on in life. Would things be as we remember? Have they changed as drastically as we have? What if there was a perfect and peaceful garden you remember visiting as a carefree, wide-eyed youngster? What if you tried to go there as a serious, responsibility-having adult? A beautifully-written, evocative tale about time.

  • Kutlu
    2018-11-30 13:10

    Wells klasiklerini okuduktan sonra raflarda diğer kitaplarıda ilgimi çekmeye başladı. Bunlardan biri de Duvardaki Kapı oldu. İçerisinde 5 fantastik hikayeyi barındırıyor. Hikayeler kısa, eğlenceyle okuyacağınız türden.Wells’in basit obje ve olaylarla ne denli bilim kurgu ortaya çıkarabileceğine bu kitapta şahit olabilirsiniz. Şayet yazarım diğer eserlerini sevdiyseniz bunu da muhakkak seversiniz. Iyı okumalar.