|10-21-2009, 09:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
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H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (1898)
One of the titles I've downloaded is War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Reading books on an e-reader has so far been quite a different experience, but I find that using one actually helps me get more deeply into a book.
So far, I've really been enjoying reading it. I sometimes associate classic works with boring, stilted language and a dull approach that doesn't engage modern readers very well.
Not so with Wells, who writes with a fluid, elegant style that is a joy to read. The imagery he uses is also vivid, and he brings a human scale and perspective to science fiction that is sometimes lacking in other similar works.
This is a title I highly recommend.
|10-21-2009, 09:33 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2008
It is a great book
FYI you can get many of those books here on MR. Go to the top of the page and go to ebooks. You want LRF/BBEb format. They're much better than those on Gutenberg IMHO, since they've been carefully cleaned up.
And if you liked War of the Worlds, you should check out The Island of Doctor Moreau by Wells also. Totally creeped me out!
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|10-21-2009, 09:34 PM||#3|
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