Many would view The Island of Dr. Moreau as a science fiction novel. And it is classified that in libraries. But when I read this story for the first time on my kindle, I was in for a shock. Like so many terrifying tales before it, it is not what is shown to you that is horrifying. It is what you don't see. It a slim novel but very hard to get through seeing as how you're almost too stunned to turn the next page.