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The War of the Worlds

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Cylinders land on earth and the invaders, from Mars, with their huge, round bodies and tentacles, start to vaporize the people of Earth. Houses, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.250
Marilynne B

War of the Worlds

by Marilynne B on Oct 3, 2013

I bought this as a gift for grandchildren. I have not heard if they have read it. MJB

Jonathan

Genesis

by Jonathan on Sep 2, 2011

One of the first great alien invasion stories. Brilliantly written, the book is able to capture the bitter raw human struggle for survival. As well as creating a scenario that appeals to reason. Excellent book that any fan of Sci-Fi or classic literature must read.

RKK916

Okay

by RKK916 on Nov 19, 2009

I was actually a bit disappointed in this book. Maybe I expected too much. I found there were too many detailed descrpitons of the invading machines. I enjoyed The Invisible Man more. However, it is worth reading and I did like it.

Maggie1

More complicated than you expected

by Maggie1 on Feb 1, 2008

Wells' classic sci- fi novella, which is the basis for so many modern alien invasion stories, follows a simple plot line ie-Martians arrive, narrator flees, hides, flees, Martians die and narrator has survived. However, the writing itself is complex, beautifully detailed, referencing plenty of Victorian era science, using metaphor and simile, and painting a clear, suspenseful picture of terror. The language is more complicated than many would expect and can pose a challenge for some students, but the book is well worth it, and should be a quick read for capable readers.

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