The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
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The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
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Published: 1898
With H.G. Wells’ other novels, The War of the Worlds was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written. Even long before man had learned to fly, H.G. Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England. These unearthly creatures arrive in huge cylinders, from which they escape as soon as the metal is cool. The first falls near Woking and is regarded as a curiosity rather than…
4.8Overall Score

The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that ...

  • Plot
    5
  • Characters
    4.5
  • Pacing
    5

Yes! This is by far one of my favorite classic books I've read so far. H. G. Wells just has such a way of writing that seems so clear and thoughtful. He always pulls together so many ideas and makes connections I don't always see. The first chapter in this book is an utter masterpiece. The last sentence is soo compelling. It really captures such serenity but also a hidden sort of foreboding.

The only small grip I have is the book ending....it just seems a bit convenient...especially with the whole feeding situation and when certain doom seems so unavoidable. The actual story is really sort of creepy...but I love the writing and setting. I found myself look at maps of London so I could follow along.

I def want to read many more books by H. G. Wells and have added them all to my TBR! 😀

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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