War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

War of the Worlds

Blurb: Man had not yet learned to fly when H.G. Wells conceived this story of a Martian attack on England. Giant cylinders crash to Earth, disgorging huge, unearthly creatures armed with heat-rays and fighting machines. Amid the boundless destruction they cause, it looks as if the end of the world has come.

4 stars

Read Via: Kindle (library)

My Thoughts: For some reason, I had a hard time really getting into this book. I liked it, but I just had trouble staying focused. I believe it would have been amazing to read this novel when it was published in 1897. I took from this book several different things. It reminded me that humans are horribly unkind (putting it lightly) to other animals. This was pointed out in the book, and I think more people need to realize this. Also, I realized that life as we know it can change in a snap. We need to appreciate the present.

Read June 17, 2014 — June 30, 2014

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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The Time Machine

Blurb: So begins the Time Traveler’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era — the story that launched H.G. Wells’ successful career and earned him the reputation as the farther of science fiction.

 

3 stars

Read Via: Paperback book (own) & eBook

My Thoughts: I decided to read this novel because I really like the movie adaption. This book was different than I expected. I did enjoy it to some degree, but I was let down for the most part. Most of the details were used to describes scenes. Almost all action was rushed and left me confused. The “final” battle or escape was super short. Almost sadly, I would have to say that I enjoyed the movie far more. There was greater sadness, struggles and conflicts in the movie. I am not sure if I would like this book if I have not seen the movie.

Read March 15, 2014 — March 26, 2014