The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

1897 • 199 pages

Ratings186

Average rating3.8

15

This book, for the most part, is slow, pedantic, and technical. Yet, there is just something about it that I can't quite put my finger on which kept me reading. I was empathetic to the main character despite knowing much about him, which in itself, is a feat for any author to do.

The themes of the story were relatable, and the struggles of the characters came off genuine. I think good fiction has the ability to make you believe that all of the made-up stuff is or can be true, and Wells definitely did that.

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