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Publisher's Note:  

H. G. Wells' best-selling classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

 

Originally written for a magazine in 1897, The War of the Worlds became an instant, popular favorite. Long before our modern fascination with flying saucers and brightly glowing UFOs, H. G. Wells anticipated a close encounter between puny Earthlings and seemingly all-powerful Martians.



The War of the Worlds

by H.G. Wells

Review Date:
01/05/2013

Recommended Age:
16+

Overall Rating:
*****

Profanity / Language Rating:
**

Violence / Gore Rating:
******

Sex / Nudity Rating:

Overall Review:  

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is possibly the original alien invasion story, and it is extremely well done.  Wells brings the reader into the horrors of a 19th century England invaded by a race far more powerful than the human race.  The language is a bit old-fashioned, but you can still feel the despair, fear, and horror leaking off the pages as you read the accounts of the aliens' incredible machines and disturbing diet.  Readers who enjoy science fiction most certainly will love this novel, and readers who enjoy post-apocalyptic novels may find that they also enjoy experiencing the apocalypse rather than its aftermath.  And once again, readers will be amazed by H.G. Wells' astounding imagination and impressive descriptive capabilities.  A classic for all time!


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language: 10 religious exclamations, 2 mild obscenities.

 

Violence/Gore: A character is threatened, there is much destruction of cities and property (with and without casulties); numerous people perish via heat ray, poison gas, or consumption by alien; the aliens' description and actions can be considered creepy or gruesome; there are some cases of blood and gore; the aliens' diet and description of eating methods is a bit gruesome; there are also several battle scenes and reports of battles.

 

Sex/nudity: None



Mature Subject Matter:  

Death, war.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Some characters drink and smoke.



Reviewed By Jackson
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