So I’ve read the first chapter of The Time Machine and it is very good, but kind of convoluted. I like it but the first chapter is mostly theoretical physics. It’s neat because a lot of what is discussed about the 4th dimension (or time) is true. Time was not considered a dimension (like up, down, right and left) at the time this novel was written. But Wells decided that if time is like a direction, then maybe it could be moved through like one. The first chapter is just the main character discussing this.