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message 1: by Sara (new)

Sara | 105 comments Mod
How is everyone liking the War of the Worlds?

message 2: by C.nick (new)

C.nick (cnick) | 32 comments I like how it started out but then the actual martians felt, I don't know, fake; the martian space pods were cool though. I'm not sure how I feel about how the people who could tell us (with authority) about the martians were killed off fairly early in the story.

I'm close to half way through and will be getting it at the library tomorrow, so that I can finish it.

How are you liking the book?

message 3: by C.nick (last edited Aug 27, 2010 05:20PM) (new)

C.nick (cnick) | 32 comments Well I finished the book, is it just me or does the book smack of the ineffectuality of man? Organised religion has failed mankind, as shown by the curate. The military failed mankind as shown by the artilleryman. And the Martians have superior technology to that of the humans. It is nothing that man did that brought about the end of the Martians, it was the Martian's own technological sterilising that lead to their downfall.

Another thing that was interesting was the use of food. Both of the ineffectual people ate food when they shouldn’t, the curate ate when he should of saved his resources and the artilleryman ate when he should have been working, he also ate expensive food when he could of done just fine with simple fair.

I actually enjoyed the book a lot; it was short and easy to read at different sittings without getting confused.

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