The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells Review

The War of the Worlds is a book set in the XIX century London, when our planet is attacked by Martians, weird looking creatures that will cause endless destruction. Humans look powerless against them due to the fact that the Martians appear to possess a much superior intelligence. But there is something they don’t have!a-guerra-dos-mundos

So, it is true I did not love this book, but it is a great book.

It took me an immense amount of time to finish it and I never seemed to be reading as much as I actually was. I read the Portuguese edition, so maybe it was because of that, but I’m not sure.

There was also another problem with it, it was quite sexist. I understand it was written in 1898 and at the time it was considered to be okay and normal but it got on my nerve. There was a sentence in which this is quite obvious: “Era tão falto de conhecimento como uma mulher estupida.”, which translates to “He was as lacking in knowledge as a stupid woman.”.

Besides that, I really enjoyed the premise and the book made me think about our existence as humans and how we think of ourselves as the kings of the universe.

It is a three stars book for me.

Keep on reading.

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One thought on “The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells Review

  1. Not only was this book sexist, but I was struck by how grim this story was and how tragedy brings out the worst in people, instead of the best. 😦

    I decided to write my own version. It is far more whimsical!
    Cheers!
    Happy Reading!
    ~Icky. 🙂

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