Posted by: JulieAloha | November 7, 2017

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 6: The War of the Worlds

I had heard The War of the Worlds radio broadcast of 1938 and known about the havoc it caused, but had never read H. G. Wells’ original story before. Having a fondness for British sensibilities, I loved the early chapters particularly as the people of England first encounter the invaders with curiosity and calm, taking time for tea and disseminating information with more thoroughness by way of the public houses than the newspapers before sending delegations of peace. Set in an age of limited technology with which to face the invaders, I wonder how the Martians would have fared against our modern tech and warfare and, given our current leadership, whether we would now be facing alien subjugation or nuclear winter.

Completed 11/7/17, current balance 74.5 points

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