The War of the Worlds (Modern Library Classics)

The War of the Worlds (Modern Library Classics) - 'H. G. Wells',  'Arthur C. Clarke' I was expecting this to be very dated and a little boring, but I think it holds its own against the more modern science fiction. Wells' first person telling of the story (and a second hand telling of the brothers experiences) is vivid and realistic. His use of actual locations and historical events adds to the realism of the story.
Had it not been for such references to modes of transport, various artillery and monetary values, this story could have taken place at any time.

I was a little disappointed at points, but those personal preferences and nothing against the writing.

I can now see why the radio drama caused such hysteria 40 years after it was published.

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