The War of the Worlds
9 journalers for this copy...
Always a classic. Fun to read and then watch the movie, too.
Got this from a bookswap with another Bookcrosser. Thanks, BrigidsBlest!
This book was my treadmill companion, and we walked about 30 miles together. :) This book was not quite as exciting as I thought it would be, but it was still interesting. The Tom Cruise movie contains some of the same ideas in it, but the book takes place solely in England, and does not speak much about the rest of the world. This, I believe, was one of the first books written in the science fiction genre, and is pretty good for the 19th century, way before modern technology.
This book is now a bookray. This is the order:
Please remember to keep this moving in a timely fashion. If you can't get in touch with the next person in line after you, after trying a couple of times at least, then please PM me to let me know, and skip to the next after them. I hope you enjoy this book!
June 23 this book has been mailed to kazeldya.
received a few days ago in a bookray. I started reading it yesterday and will send when finished.
still working on this one. not as exciting as I expected...
About what the title makes it sound like. It's a book about war. Not so good. But I'm done with it now.
Being sent to England with another book as part of a bookray.
received safe and well - one more book to read before this!
There were some elements that I did enjoy of this, however I did very the narrative very dated, although it was interesting to see how Spielberg devised his film from the original book
Arrived safely. Half way through another ring before this.
I loved the archaic language & reading about small villages or towns that are now stations on the London underground. By current standards, this is a very simple tale but must have seemed fantastic & impossible, even frightening to imagine at the time it was written. This is my first HG Wells & am looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing this book.
22/03/07 - Katisha50 asked to be skipped so contacting pulcherrima
On its way to pulcherrima. My apologies for the delay.
I recieved this a few days ago, but because I have spent the easter holiday at my parents' place, I haven't got it untill now.
Don't worry about the delay PatchworkPerson, I've just realized that I am the last person participating in the bookray.
I will look forward to reading it and either find new readers for it or wild release it her in Denmark.
I am very impressed by H.G. Wells' language - but it was quite a challenge and I had to look up quite a few words in the dictionary. Also, I liked the narrative point of view Wells have chosen. I found the story very compelling and interesting and since this is one of the first science fiction novels I've read it has spurred me to read more.
Since I'm the last person on the list I guess I can do with it whatever I like? I'm thinking of sending it as a RABCK to a person who is participating in the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" challenge.
Journal Entry 17
RABCK in RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Released 13 yrs ago (6/20/2007 UTC) at RABCK in RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This books is on it's way to panzeranzi, whom I know is participating in the 1001 books to read before you die challenge and has not yet read this book.
What a nice surprise! Thank's a lot! I don't know when I'll find time to read the book, but when I have I'll make sure it travels on to more readers!
I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm not much into sci-fi and I think the older ones suits me better because they're more fiction than science. This book is written in 1898! In many ways it shows - in the language and in the life of the characters. But I wouldn't have guessed that it was so old, it doesn't feel old.
#790 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Thanks so much for your donation Panzeranzi
This book is now part of the 1001-library
. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the library bookshelf
Journal Entry 21
Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, April 09, 2012
Released 8 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On booktables at the convention!
Journal Entry 22
Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Brought home from the Dublin convention.