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The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds
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Imaginative, highly readable novel that helped launch the science-fiction genre exploits the concept of interplanetary travel with its gripping account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.
Imaginative, highly readable novel that helped launch the science-fiction genre exploits the concept of interplanetary travel with its gripping account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486295060 (0486295060)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it
4.0 (Audiobook) The War of the Worlds
As I mentioned in my last post, I'd like to thank Halloween Bingo (and OB & MR) for making me read those classic novels that I'd always intended to get to "someday". This book was fantastic, and Simon Vance's excellent narration made it even better. This is definitely one I'll revisit in the futur...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
2.0 Serial Reader
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 and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost a...
Book it Chewie
Book it Chewie rated it
5.0
Still my favourite book, still good after the umpteenth reread.
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 War of the Worlds (Tantor Unabridged Classics)
Here is a story from 1898, yet forecasting so much that waited for us in the next century. Wells' capacity of imagination is immense. He sounds like a man describing a very detailed nightmare. What struck me so strongly was not his grasp of alien civilization, though this story is, of course, deeply...
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu.
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu. rated it
5.0 Wojna światów
Zanim sięgnęłam po tę książkę, miałam już okazję przeczytać kilka artykułów nt. opartego na niej słynnego słuchowiska radiowego, oglądałam również zainspirowany nią film z 2005 roku. Sądziłam więc, że znam ramy fabularne "Wojny światów" na tyle dobrze, że oryginalna powieść raczej niczym nowym mnie ...
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