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The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells Finally! Have been wanting to read this for so very long :)

3½ stars really... Bordering on 4...

Quite different from what I expected I had probably expected something more sombre and scientific, but instead got the bumbling tale of a probably rather unreliable narrator and semi-silly aliens :-)

But I liked that... Not being as expected is for me always a good point in a book :) Unfortunately, it lost a lot for me in the "happy" and, let's be honest, quite convenient and sudden resolution to the story. With such a build-up and long descriptions, I almost found myself thumbing through the last pages, wondering whether my version was missing chapters...

But all in all, an interesting and fun read, especially considering its age and social context - I will definitely be reading Wells' other works soon :)