War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells Reviews
Description:ISBN 0141441038 / Author: H.G. Wells / Genre: Classic Literature
Newest Review: ... been various video games released and of course Jeff Wayne's famous prog-rock musical version and subsequent live stage show. ... more
Price Comparison for War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
Customer War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells Reviews (14)
by - written on 29/01/08 (Very useful, 192 readings)
"No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, they observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us..." The War Of The worlds is one of the most famous ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/11/08 (Very useful, 188 readings)
It was 1986 when I first heard Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - one hundred years exactly since Wells wrote the novel. I was ten years old, and Richard Burton's opening monologue stuck deeply into my brain. The unfolding plot combined with the eerie music to have a profound effect on me - I had nightmares, I couldn't listen to it if I was on my own and I absolutely had to read the novel. Since then, it's one of only a handful of books I've read several times, and I still have the same battered copy twenty years later. To feel passionate and enthusiastic about H.G. Wells' novel is easy but I don't want my over-excitement to lead to a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/11/06 (Very useful, 305 readings)
After watching the awful Tom Cruise film last year, I promised myself I would read this. Or re-read it? I wasn’t really sure if I’d ever read it at all. So much of the story is familiar, and notorious, of course, from the panic caused by Orson Welles’ radio version in 1938. So a book, radio play and blockbuster film – it certainly seems to appeal to successive generations. The first thing that struck me was how short it was: 180 pages in a small Penguin paperback edition. Little more than a short story, really. Technically, I guess that given its restricted focus of plot, characters and timescale it is a novella, although this format is not common in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/02/12 (Very useful, 42 readings)
Back in 1987, at the age of ten, I heard a piece of music which started my love affair with a certain famous science fiction novel. This of course was Jeff Wayne's Musical version of The War of the Worlds, and since then I have read and watched most media connected too or retelling the classic Earth alien invasion story, and I still fall back on the original tome as no other version has the haunting descriptions and philosophical qualities it possesses. I first read the book in my early teens, and then many times afterwards. I recently downloaded an E-book version of it and enjoyed yet again. Here are my thoughts and views of H.G Wells' Victorian science fiction classic, Read the complete review
by - written on 22/07/10 (Very useful, 16 readings)
At over 100 years old, H.G. Wells is still as entertaining now as ever. The story of alien invasion told from the viewpoint of an unamed survivor in Victorian England still has the power to grip any reader. Published in 1898, it is a sci fi novel yet it is a tale that has often been shown to have it's influences in Darwinism and the fears of Germany's expansion that was to come to reality less than two decades later. The first half of the story deals with the arrival of the Martians. The sense of wonderment at the strange occurences in the night sky followed by the landings of cylindrical shapes, is tempered by the sense of foreboding. The narrator tells the ... Read the complete review
Products Similar to War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells ...
Dracula - Bram Stoker - Creepy atmosphere, interesting structure, great villain Not particularly scary, rushed ending, slightly too long
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Historical, Mark Twain's Style Of Literature, Ease Of Reading Powerful Negative Black Images
A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain - Funny, Thought provoking Bleak passagesDisturbing ending
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell - A romance with a social conscience The ending is a little disappointing
Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne - Short, easy to read, Great for adventure lovin' kiddies Characters are a little 2-D
Adam Bede - George Eliot - strong tale, consideration of all perspectives none really.
|More products in Fiction Book|
All these and are taken from reviews of the dooyooCommunity.
|Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway|
Touching, beautifully descriptive stories
Leave you wanting more
|Demon Lord of Karanda - David Eddings|
lots of fights and demon worship
|Tainted - Brooke Morgan|
Intense thriller, gripping read, thought provoking
The first chapter is weak and could put people off a fantastic book.
|The Queen of New Beginnings - Erica James|
plot, characters, style
|The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest - Stieg Larsson|
Completes a lot of the story
Drawn out and not as compelling a read
|Unfinished Tales - J.R.R. Tolkien|
|Paradise - Judith McNaught|
Interesting and well developed characters and great story all the way through
|Until You - Judith McNaught|
Main male character wasnt the same as in a previous book
|Sew! - Cath Kidston|
good ideas, not too expensive, fabric to make one bag, pattern cutting sheet
|The Red Rose of Anjou - Jean Plaidy|
really good read, indepth details of margarets background.
possibly too much talk of battle.