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Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror his narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance, and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much a corralled. --Craig E. Engler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I purchased this book for my grandson who had to read it for a summer reading assignment. He enjoyed reading it very much.Published 3 days ago by Grandmother
This science fiction story is H.G. Wells' best! The greatest sci-fi story of them all! Loved it!Published 11 days ago by Christine Schulz
I had always heard about THE WAR OF THE WORLDS... radio story by Orson Welles. Until now I had never connected that he had not written the book. Read morePublished 13 days ago by alexis w.
I usually read mystery/crime books but I had found a free copy of “The Time Machine” a while back and decided to read it. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jennifer Sahmoun
Before I read this, my father told me how people heard it on the radio and thought it real. That possibility really colored the novel for me. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Raven Oak
Somehow I ended up with 2 copies of this book and wanted to make sure I gave kudos to the right book. I truly enjoyed this classic tale. Beautiful, thought provoking language. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Su's Reviews
I give this a 3 because it was slow for a while. it gets interesting at points. I would recommend it to ppl that like st fyPublished 23 days ago by Michael J.
The narrator, who is also a journalist, recounts the story of the Martians landing on Earth. It starts with a series of atmospheric disturbances on Mars that no one thought had... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jamie W.