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Tragic and comic and good,
This review is from: The History of Mr Polly (Classic, 20th-Century, Audio) (Audio Cassette)
The History of Mr. Polly is less known than Well's sci-fi classics and it is a different kind of a book too. It pictures a tragicomic story of an unusual character - Mr. Polly. The story is quite funny, but there underneath is a deeper meaning. There are people like Mr. Polly around us. They drift through their lives wondering if it is them or the environment that determined their fate.
Although Wells and Dostoyevsky are extremely diferent, Mr. Polly in a certain way reminds me of some Dostoyevsky's characters.
Very interesting book. Very well read by Clive Swift.
If you like this book, I can recommend you to read both Invisible Man by Wells and Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky.