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Download Epub Format » The War of the Worlds PDF by ✓ H.G. Wells I acknowledge that I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed the recent War of the Worlds movie The reason for this has to do with the original book than Tom Cruise or Steven Speilburg s tendency to wittle everything, including alien attacks, down to simple family problems In a lot of ways, War of the Worlds 2006 was a close to dead on adaptation of the original Victorian novel Just a few words on why you should like, or if you don t like, respect War of the Worlds as a movie It avoids alien movie cliches 1 There are no characters Presidents, generals, etc who tell you what is going on on a global scale all information is through rumors 2 You do not see a major city destroyed nor any iconic landmarks 3 Instead of humanity banding together to defeat a common foe, the characters and others they interact with are left increasingly fragmented and isola This was not anything like the Tom Cruise movie so be warned If you re expecting an action story about a divorced union container crane operator with a 10 year old daughter you ain t gonna find it here They changed like 99% of everything around As far as I could see there are only two things which are the same, one is that the Martians attack Earth in these COOL THREE LEGGED METAL 70 FOOT HIGH HEAT RAY KICK ASS DEATH MACHINES and two is that they die in the same way which I won t say here because that would be a giant spoiler but really it s a bit feeble but I guess could happen because they came from Mars which don t have bacteria I don t do biology so I don t know if a whole PLANET can not have bacteria Seems like also they couldn t h I didn t listen to the novel novel, but I listened to a radio adaptation performed by some fan favorite cast members of Star Trek Leonard Nimoy is amazing.
It was cool as hell.
Because it doesn t really have a Big Battle or anything that humanity has to do to overcome these invaders They just show up, and we watch in horror as they thoroughly hand us our asses.
Eventually, they justdie off because regardless of their superior intelligence firepower they didn t get their shots before they landed on Earth.
Basically, humans were saved because Mars was full of anti vaxxers And if it happened on Mars, who s to say it can t happen here Perhaps the true moral of the story is that by unlocking space
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man s and yet as mortal as his own that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water A beautiful opening to the book but I must say the Martians did a very poor job of scrutinising us human chappies and our little blue planet considering what transpires later Ah, but I must not spoil the book even though I imagine most people reading this review all three of them already know how it ends Which brings me to my next point, if you know the story of The War of the Worlds quite well already but have not actually read the book I urge you to read it, especial Ladies and gentlemen, I shall read you a wire addressed to Professor Pierson from Dr Gray of the National History Museum, New York 9 15 P M eastern standard time Seismograph registered shock of almost earthquake intensity occurring within a radius of twenty miles of Princeton Please investigate Signed, Lloyd Gray, Chief of Astronomical Division Professor Pierson, could this occurrence possibly have something to do with the disturbances observed on the planet Mars Martians are coming Run for your lives Boo Hey, what has Orson Welles got that I have not got Now that I scared you let us go back to the review This is one of the best known science fiction stories of H.
G Wells among with The time Machine and The Invisible Man as well as the one of the first ones In ca
Upping my rating from 3 stars to 4.
5 on reread, partly in recognition of how advanced this book was for its With HG Wells Other Novels, The War of the Worlds Was One Of The First And Greatest Works Of Science Fiction Ever To Be Written Even Long Before Man Had Learned To Fly, HG Wells Wrote This Story Of The Martian Attack On England These Unearthly Creatures Arrive In Huge Cylinders, From Which They Escape As Soon As The Metal Is Cool The First Falls Near Woking And Is Regarded As A Curiosity Rather Than A Danger Until The Martians Climb Out Of It And Kill Many Of The Gaping Crowd With A Heat Ray These Unearthly Creatures Have Heads Four Feet In Diameter And Colossal Round Bodies, And By Manipulating Two Terrifying Machines The Handling Machine And The Fighting Machine They Are As Versatile As Humans And At The Same Time Insuperable They Cause Boundless Destruction The Inhabitants Of The Earth Are Powerless Against Them, And It Looks As If The End Of The World Has Come But There Is One Factor Which The Martians, In Spite Of Their Superior Intelligence, Have Not Reckoned On It Is This Which Brings About A Miraculous Conclusion To This Famous Work Of The Imagination One of my favorite movies growing up was the old War of the Worlds movie the 50 s film, not the itty bitty Tommy remake I had to watch it each and every time it played on television The same running dialogue would go on inside my head Cowardly dudes, don t wave that white flag, they re Martians, they re probably color blind or something Oops, too late, you re toast Or Maybe the A bomb will work this time Nope, you re toast I also liked to imitate the heat ray sound when I re enacted the movie later Dododododoodododoodleydo It was a combination of a yodel and the sound the cat would make when its tail would get caught under the rocking chair Dododododoodododoodleydo Barbie s dream house is toast Dododododoodododoodleydo You can t use the Barbie car to escape, Ken, you sexless loser imitation explody sound as the Barbie car and Ken go up in a ball of flame You would think that as Man grows in intelligence he would likewise grow in morality But you would be wrong Or at least, that is what history teaches us About a hundred years before Harvard professor Robert Coles wrote his now famous article The Disparity Between Intellect and Character, H.
G Wells made much the same observation.
At the end of The War of the Worlds, the unnamed narrator returns to his house and sees the paper he had been working on before the war began It was a paper on the probable development of Moral Ideas with the development of the civilizing process 194 There s one for the wastepaper basket As with much science fiction, the aliens in The War of the Worlds reveal about us than about them.
Throughout the book, Wells compares Man with the lower animals And it becomes increasingly uncomfortable