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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
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Dec 17, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008, classic-for-a-reason, magical-mystical-worlds
Read in July, 2008

I haven't been a fan of alien-ist lit, at all - and I really don't know why since I love folklore/mythology. Why is it easier to accept eightlegged creatures that have created the world and put the sun in its place, than little green critters from Mars?

Anyhow - this has been on my classics-list for so long now and I had run out of excuses not to read it. I can only say I wish I had read it sooner. Not only were there no green creatures (they were brown, or grey or something) - there were no dull technical descriptions of spaceships (or any other vehicle for that matter).
The text itself felt surprisingly modern - I had to keep reminding myself that it was in fact written in 1898.
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message 1: by Rob (new)

Rob McMonigal I have become a big fan of HG Wells, though I'm reading his via audio book. I agree with you (as you might have seen from my reviews) that he is really modern, especially compared to, say, Jules Verne.

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