The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Read: 8 April, 2013

The Martians came suddenly. Before the British had a chance to learn that they were in danger, many had already been killed and even more had become refugees.

I really enjoyed this book!

In particular, I loved the juxtaposition between the “proper English gentleman” and the gritty realness of the events (the blood, the murder, the feral dogs eating corpses..). There was also a good bit of social commentary, a discussion of evolution, and more.

The writing style is very accessible. Really, it could have been written yesterday if heat rays were replaced with lasers.

I really can’t recommend this enough. It’s definitely been one of the most enjoyable “classic sci-fi” books I’ve read!

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