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The chilling novel account of a Martian invasion of London in the nineteenth century -- a science fiction classic for all time.
Published: Pocket Books on Jun 15, 2006
ISBN: 9781416524984
List price: $6.99
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It is a good book,and it is very interesting,anyway,i think it is a also serious story.For this book tols us some very realistic things.Whatever you are a person or you are an object,all of us are a part of the world,and we should respect the objective law to protect it.If it has a day when Mars invaded the earth,what should we do??It is a difficult and a little absurb question to answer,but it is very reality..Not everything can be solved with weapon,we must protect everything by ourselves,the book is an art,i think..read more
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The classic tale that is now legendary for causing a panic as a radio play many years later. Wells was fascinated by the "canals" on Mars, and that shows in his story of Martians attacking the world. One place where this story has an edge on so many of the genre is the way Wells manages to use an obvious scientific fact as a resolution to the story. So often science fiction contains much more fiction than science.read more
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Quite simply..WOW! This is by all means my favorite by H.G. Wells. I usually don't enjoy books that have little dialogue. This one, however, was so highly detailed without being boring, that I didn't miss the dialogue at all. For those who have only seen the movie versions I highly recommend that you read the book. There is infinitely more detail in the book than the movies, even with the visual effects, could ever touch upon.read more
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It is a good book,and it is very interesting,anyway,i think it is a also serious story.For this book tols us some very realistic things.Whatever you are a person or you are an object,all of us are a part of the world,and we should respect the objective law to protect it.If it has a day when Mars invaded the earth,what should we do??It is a difficult and a little absurb question to answer,but it is very reality..Not everything can be solved with weapon,we must protect everything by ourselves,the book is an art,i think..
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The classic tale that is now legendary for causing a panic as a radio play many years later. Wells was fascinated by the "canals" on Mars, and that shows in his story of Martians attacking the world. One place where this story has an edge on so many of the genre is the way Wells manages to use an obvious scientific fact as a resolution to the story. So often science fiction contains much more fiction than science.
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Quite simply..WOW! This is by all means my favorite by H.G. Wells. I usually don't enjoy books that have little dialogue. This one, however, was so highly detailed without being boring, that I didn't miss the dialogue at all. For those who have only seen the movie versions I highly recommend that you read the book. There is infinitely more detail in the book than the movies, even with the visual effects, could ever touch upon.
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Title: War of the WorldsAuthor: H.G. WellsGenre: Horror, Science Fiction# of pages:Start date:End date:Borrowed/bought: boughtMy rating of the book, F- worst to A best: CDescription of the book: Aliens land on earth in big cylinders and start attacking humans.Review: This was an enjoyable read for Halloween- I finished it Halloween night and remembered I haven't posted a review yet. Definitely a fun classic.. Not a whole lot to it but I like the discussion about humanity. The first page reminded me of what Stephen Hawking was saying about aliens visiting us being like Europeans discovering the new world. Scary stuff and this book definitely still has some relevance to the discussion about extra terrestrial life.
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I think I read this before as a kid, but even if I hadn't, it's impossible to approach this book and expect much in the way of surprises. As enjoyable as the story is, it seems kind of surprising how completely it has soaked into the communal consciousness.

I can't tell if that's because of or in spite of how incredibly passive the book is. Essentially, none of the narrators or other main characters really do much of anything. The Martians are the primary actors, rendering everyone else completely impotent, but the reader is offered absolutely nothing in the way of forging a relationship with them. That's certainly (and brilliantly) realistic, but it also creates a strange and uncomfortable distance between the reader and the story.

Eh. What am I babbling on about. This is a summer movie, years ahead of its time.
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A classic. Reread it recently, had forgotten how rich and vivid Wells' writing is. A gripping, taut story. And that great first line:"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's..."
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