Movies and musicals have been inspired by this classic. I read mine in Kindle and was happy to be able to look up some words that where common at that time of writing, but not so much anymore. What an imagination, to use the germs as the thing that saves humanity. After all our egos and weapons were no match. His insights and his story telling where ahead of their time. Worth the time to sit down and read, forget the movies...but you can listen to the soundtrack...that rocks too.
Sci-Fi is not really my preferred reading genre, but I’ve been giving some of the classics a go. So, while I didn’t love The War of the Worlds, I enjoyed it more than I expected - especially given how different it is from the Spielberg movie!
Well, I can think of a lot of things better than a Tom Cruise movie, and this is one of them. The book is told in a flash back device, which pretty much rules out the author ever being in risk of his life. But definitely a classic and worth the read.
I gave it a four star as it is a great classic. It goes on a bit much for me with big words I don't know the meaning of in long sentences I don't understand but I got the gist of it. People who love sci first will like this book.
Although this book was written over one hundred years ago, it is still eminently readable and compelling. It's as much about the frailty of the human mind, the reslienence of the human spirit and the futility of war as it is about the terror of the Martian invasion. Highly recommended