The Invisible Man is a tale of suspense that focuses on an insane medical student, Griffin, who has discovered how to make people invisible. Because he is mad and invisible, Griffin poses a special threat to the community. He can steal from people and assault them as if he were a ghost. As the police close in on him, he becomes more desperate and more dangerous. A tale of gripping suspense, the novel also offers ample comedy. The townspeople are eccentrics who, in their own peculiar ways, are as strange as Griffin. The humor provided by their odd behavior makes for a wellbalanced novel—not too frightening, not too silly, but always entertaining.