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Old 10-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (1898)

Having just bought a Sony PRS300 e-book reader, I've been spending time learning how it works and how I can make the best use of it. So far, I've been able to load up classic titles downloaded from free e-book sites like the Gutenberg Project.

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.
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