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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
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The War of the Worlds

by H.G. Wells

941 ratings, 148 reviews

H.G. Wells coined the term "Martian" for his super-influential 1898 sci-fi classic War of the Worlds, in which England is set upon by spooky "cylinders" from Mars. At first the aliens looked pretty weak, until they busted out their gangly black-smoke-shooting tripod fighting vehicles. This book has left its mark on fiction, science, and science fiction for more than a century.

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Harry Riley

June 29, 2014

Great

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Helen Best

April 25, 2014

I have had a fascination with the war of the worlds since i was a child, as the musical was in my parents lp collection. It completely scared me witless then. Finally i have read the book and found it utterly engrossing and terrifying, with some of the songs from the lp playing in my mind at times. It does make you think of the possibility of it all.

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Katie King

March 28, 2014

Fantastic!

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Bobey Joe

March 04, 2014

Its hard to understand vocabulary like dovetailing

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Dakotah Redmond

February 19, 2014

Its ok but i preffer it to be more realistic

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AL Campbell

February 08, 2014

I love the book because I like to read interesting book like this book

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Seth Sanders

February 04, 2014

Best book it is like the radio braodcasting of war of the worlds in 1897 or some time like that this is an old book very old

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Brody Niskanen

January 30, 2014

I say part of the movie it was good and PLZ GET SOME NEWER BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY ITS NEARLY A SNOOZE FEST FOR YOUNGER READERS AND SOME OLDER READERS TOO.

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PeyPey Mc

January 29, 2014

Slow in pace but has a killer ending!

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Kaya Cooke

January 23, 2014

Great and entertaing!

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Yzabella Mazzotti

January 19, 2014

I love this book

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Zach Stachowiak

January 09, 2014

Rape

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Alisa J

January 07, 2014

As a 10 year old with a high reading level this was an easier book I could understand. It did jump around a little, though!

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Desean Lofton

December 09, 2013

This book is good

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Abakar Abdraman

November 29, 2013

My best friend is a person give a book I have never read.

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Jeffery Randall

November 28, 2013

Aliens come out of a cylander and start killing people

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Jayden Raza

November 18, 2013

I am in love

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Kevin Yarbrough

October 16, 2013

I thank i am going to like this book

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Boss Chicken

October 15, 2013

Ooooooooomg

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Mr.Foxy Gumball

October 11, 2013

Very intresting. I like it

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Kkk Kk

October 07, 2013

Good book👌👍👏

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U Suck

October 01, 2013

More like whore of the girls👉👌

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Ryan Allen

September 29, 2013

I am a book cridic, who has ridden many classic novels. But, i would have to say that this is by far my favorite. What really stands out to me is H.G. Wells's literature in this piece. it has struck me every time. H.G. Wells was obviously way ahead of his time. It is a great novel that all can enjoy.

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Milo Savage

September 24, 2013

It was amazing!

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Robyn Smith

September 18, 2013

Thank you HG Wells for this classic. How did he know?!!!!! Wow, what an imagination!

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Colin everitt

September 18, 2013

good book

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Beauregard Swartzwelder

September 18, 2013

I thought the book was great it had so much detail it was awesome

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Elmer J Fap

September 10, 2013

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Jimmy S

September 07, 2013

Pretty good

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nick pham

September 07, 2013

i just read a few pages and its okay

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Thomas Lumpkin

September 06, 2013

This is the best book you will ever read i love H G Wells's litiriture

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Derinsola A

August 30, 2013

Dtlg

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Marion Kerns

August 26, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great classic. Hard to believe it was written well over 100 years ago. Standing the test of time.

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Charlie Preston

July 15, 2013

This is a great book, i am twelve years old and am reading it, it is really fascinating so far and hope to read other books by this author

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Patrick Meloche

July 03, 2013

For me someone who hates reading I am greatly enjoying this book fascinating

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Hady Elmossallamy

June 23, 2013

I love it

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Oscar Gabela

June 20, 2013

I love this book hola:) alguien abla spañol

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Anthony perez

June 15, 2013

I love book

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Dara Peou

June 13, 2013

We have to know it. It is good book.

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Jack Morrison

June 09, 2013

This Book is realy good.

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Joey Walker

May 29, 2013

An absolute classic. Hard to believe this was written at the turn of the 19th century! Incredible descriptions.

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Ashley Purdy

May 20, 2013

I have not read it yet but ¥0[0!!!!!! My kik username is name.in.lights

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Olivia Gaweda

May 16, 2013

The powerful descriptions of emotion and fear Wells used are what took me

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Daniel Bledsoe

May 13, 2013

The movie is better

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Gabe Sullivan

May 07, 2013

Why is this book so terible go eat chips in your underware insted of reading this falure to litruachure

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Jean-Paul Antoine

May 07, 2013

YOLOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jean Paulm

May 07, 2013

Dit is echt saai stop een pan in je kond

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Thomas Schumann

May 06, 2013

Very interesting but a little slow at the beginning of the story

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Stuart McIntosh

May 04, 2013

Thats a spelling fail there gabe.. Brill book made into one of the best stage shows in history by Jeff Wayne.

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Colin Bradley

April 25, 2013

This is a great work of science fiction that can be enjoyed by all

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Bryan Scheunert

April 24, 2013

Very entertaining and id love to read it again

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Chris Lagrandeur

April 23, 2013

One of the best books ever

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Tese Ahamioje

April 22, 2013

This is an all time classic, great mind great story. Enjoyed every bit of it.

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Mark Bassett

April 19, 2013

1st class read.from start to finish.h.g.wells was way ahead of his time.

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Adam Boot

April 11, 2013

Its a great book

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Will Scaggs

April 07, 2013

What a great classic. I had to read a classic for class and chose this. It was one of the best books I've ever read.

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Tyler Haven

April 02, 2013

Gabe

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Ahlañ Klymakz

April 02, 2013

Mey

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Skye Howard

March 26, 2013

Hi

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P Graney

March 25, 2013

Great to read the British original.

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Hayden Abbott

March 19, 2013

Wonder if I day dream for a long time I might start thinking more about it

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Baby Jesus

March 15, 2013

Were all f%#^ed

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Piroska Taborosi

March 02, 2013

Is

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JT Hardesty

February 26, 2013

Loved it

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Preston Rose

February 20, 2013

Author does a wonderful first-person fiction "recollection" and makes it seem like it really happened. Very different than the movies i saw as a kid. Great book, nonetheless.

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Steve Pickett

February 18, 2013

Brilliant

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Paul Gee

February 18, 2013

Love it

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Samantha Lirag

February 12, 2013

Its pretty cool to me i think its a bit weird how they came out the water i would think it came from the ground bt its diffrent from the movie tht i saw so maybe thts why. Its a great story. =)

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Sam Ring

January 30, 2013

Jijijijijiijijiji

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Jacqueline Harrison

January 22, 2013

Insightful and scary. How quickly could society dissolve in certain circumstances.

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Pedro Soto

January 17, 2013

The book was great

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January 16, 2013

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Andy Whinnerah

January 08, 2013

One of the origonal, and still best science fiction books of all time.

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Colin Clough

January 03, 2013

A GREAT book.

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Erika Weston

December 08, 2012

So good they made a film. As usual its better!

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Jackson Burns

December 08, 2012

Great descriptions and story telling

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asd asd

December 06, 2012

good

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Ray Banks

December 04, 2012

This book really gets the imagination working overtime, perhaps influenced by the two films, but I really enjoyed it!

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Haldvin Theios

December 03, 2012

good

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Zuzana Forrest

November 14, 2012

The fact that the novel was written in 1898 and ends with the most brilliant conclusion makes me give it 5 stars. Great read.

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Franky Obot

November 10, 2012

Frank E every river have a souce from the sae I rat this book number 1

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Devon Tibbits

November 08, 2012

This book is good but to all who are reading this review watch the movie it's boss

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Holton Griffin

November 05, 2012

I love this book because ive seen every movie

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Jake Mroczenski

November 05, 2012

Awsome

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Stephanie Peart

November 05, 2012

It was an interesting look on the human character in time of crisis. I wonder if there is any political inference here. I love the imaginative description of the Martians...a bit different than Marvin the Martian from Warner Bros. Overall I really enjoyed it!

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Breann Brown

November 02, 2012

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Yoshi Sinae

October 30, 2012

Saw both the first & the second. But they were both so good I can't decide witch one is better.

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Alaa Stalingrad

October 23, 2012

Good story

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Brandin Carmack

October 04, 2012

Best book ever

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Eliana Sanchez

September 26, 2012

This was a great book!!

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Phill Torney

September 24, 2012

Well 2nd book of Wells I've read. Dated (before flying) but entertaining nonetheless. Maybe one more and I'll move on.

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Hannah Smith

September 19, 2012

I think some what of this book is ture , but the world is not at war with E.T. This book is amzing

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Don Richardson

September 04, 2012

Engrossing, great classic fiction

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Michael Petroski

September 02, 2012

Mike

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Terence Walker

August 30, 2012

This was a great read. It was a little wordy and too minutely detailed but it was worth the time to read

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Kayla Botterbrodt

August 28, 2012

This book might be better then the movie and i hope that you like it too!!!!!!!!

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John Thomas

August 27, 2012

Ok

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Christopher Cowley

August 25, 2012

It was good,but read it to fast,might read it again,mabe

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Karen Ferguson

August 25, 2012

I cant believe i didnt read this classic sooner. I couldnt put it down.

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Blair Hopkins

August 15, 2012

Love the book, couldn't get enough!

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Clinton Lawson

August 05, 2012

One of the literary genuises of our age!

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James Andrikidis

July 31, 2012

Excellent and thought provoking - who's to say it may not still happen. Maybe not with Mars but perhaps with some other not so benevolent species.

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Paul Angus

July 24, 2012

Good film and a fantastic book I remember the book from school

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Jo D

July 21, 2012

Just brilliant. Gripping from page 1

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Kareen Cabaneros

July 17, 2012

So nice

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Rosemary Shurlock

July 15, 2012

Gruesome but gripping

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David Morris

July 07, 2012

Ok

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Orange Pensri

July 01, 2012

Good

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Lara At Appssavvy

June 28, 2012

Amazing.

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Samantha Buntin

June 27, 2012

The move is great and I think the book is too.

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June 26, 2012

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Elizabeth Newman

June 21, 2012

This book was great it did take me a little while to get into it though x

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June 19, 2012

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David Molnar

June 04, 2012

This book is great.

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Nikolai Teliatnikov

June 03, 2012

This is a very good book

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Rebecca Lynn Fife Carroll

June 03, 2012

Exciting from the first page to the last.

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Jacob Schrader

May 27, 2012

This is an amazing book just don't skim

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Jeremy Rubio

May 09, 2012

It's not good at the beginning but after that it's good

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Amery Rivera

May 04, 2012

I love this book it's so interesting

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Michael Stanton

April 29, 2012

It was a brilliant book

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Anna Alvarez

April 27, 2012

Best book i ever read

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Estrella Salgado

April 26, 2012

Even though I usually don't read sci-fi, I loved this book! It is exciting and has a very interesting and complex plot. You can almost feel the character's emotions and their desperation to survive. Highly reccommended!

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Rabusa Fredoem

April 23, 2012

Awesome book! I should never have waited this long to start reading H. G. Wells... However, I do wish that Mr. Wells would have gone more into the life of his brother after the war...

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Peter Burrows

April 15, 2012

Great book!

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Jacob Cena

April 13, 2012

Wow

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Jan Lonnquist

April 09, 2012

I was hooked by this book from the start. Read it quickly all the way through. Loved the narrator's story, his experience was well expressed and I found his thoughts and emotions co

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Eduardo Orozco

April 07, 2012

Sorry i meant all stars its a good book!:)

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Aiden Marcelis

April 06, 2012

I liked how well the author gives you the feeling of suspense in the story. The only bad thing about it, in my opinion, is that it describes everything in too much depth. Otherwise, I'm a sixth grader who is reading a classic book and I'm hooked.

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Sheila Lefebvre

March 15, 2012

Awesome, the images just float off the pages.

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Kayla Blackmond

February 24, 2012

It sucks ok do not read it ok ok hahaha

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Kalin Poirier

February 14, 2012

Fantastic.

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Jeff Sawyer

February 12, 2012

The story drew me in even though I knew how it went. Wells is spot on when it comes to creating a mood of suspense and dread. Because it takes place in an age of low technology, and because Wells manages to evoke mundaneness of the times, the appearance of the Martians is truly horrifying. This story can be comfortably read in two or three sessions. I recommend taking your time and indulging yourself in a journey of the imagination.

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Beth Mcdonald

January 26, 2012

Read this many years ago and it didn't disappoint second time around thoroughly enjoyable book.

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Anita Martin

January 21, 2012

Everyone should read this. Very descriptive and draws you in to the story. Also hard to believe this was written so long ago, it feels so modern

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D Cggns

January 19, 2012

Excellent read! No wonder it is regarded as a true classic!

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Dyllan Garrett

December 29, 2011

Its horrobel

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Lexi Baker

December 12, 2011

Wonderful novel. Absolutely wonderful

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Stephen Soto

November 30, 2011

It was awesome!!!!

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Justin Beveridge

November 19, 2011

This book is so amazingly vivid

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Jorgie Yea

November 12, 2011

I love not like the movie but still great

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Brandon Jones

November 03, 2011

First book that I read and forgot where I was. Helped me love reading.

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Danielle Dixon

August 28, 2011

I remembering finding the tapes of this book when I was little. The tapes were amazing to listen to and this is just as good to read!

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David Shelby

July 21, 2011

A bit farfetched, but still very entertaining.

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Abreezy West

July 01, 2011

Cool book just like the movie a lil

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Song Keun

June 29, 2011

This is an amazing book that is packed with action and adventure!

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Diego Troll

May 10, 2011

Very good book

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Carlos Spicyweiner

April 20, 2011

This is good you should read it it is good unless u aren't much of a reader

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Colin Plamondon

April 16, 2011

Read this in middle school and it holds up fantastically- give it a go!