The War of the Worlds

By H.G. Wells

Rating: 4 stars

It took me a while to get into this, although I suspect this is more to do with the way that I read the book (in brief snippets, widely separated) than the book itself. Once I sat down and got stuck in, I got absorbed pretty quickly. The story is well known but this is the first time that I’ve read it in a while, being more familiar with Jeff Wayne’s musical in recent years ;-). One thing that I had forgotten about was the character of the narrator’s brother, who provides a narrative of what’s happening in London while the protagonist is on his way there which is quite nice. It’s still a rollicking story, although you can’t help wondering how modern weapons and warfare would cope with the Martians.

Book details

ISBN: 9780375759239
Publisher: Modern Library
Year of publication: 1897

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