26 May 2014

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

Trade paperback, 240 pages
Published 2005 (originally 1897)
Acquired and previously read February 2009
Reread March 2014
The War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells

Finally got my chance to teach this book!
  • "I loved War of the Worlds and V for Vendetta. The stories were really interesting and the ideas and themes too."
  • "V for Vendetta, War of the Worlds, Bloody Chamber- no one ever teaches these and i think they have a lot of cool things going on for them."
  • "I think it's up to you to teach V for Vendetta or War of the Worlds [...] I think War of the Worlds is just a classic since it introduces us to the 'first' alien story -- they don't change too much after that, and this was written in the 1800's. So yes, while a bit of a flat book, it's a must read just for the story itself."
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed 'Frankenstein,' 'War of the Worlds,' and 'V for Vendetta.'"  
  • "[...] I thought War of the Worlds was the most boring reading-- sorry! I know it's your favorite [...]"
  • "War of the Worlds was a great one, as many are familiar with Americanized versions of the story and this one highlights many British elements that differ."
  • "Keep War of the Worlds"
  • "Keep V for Vendetta and War of the Worlds, both interesting reads that add a great variety to the course, you don't find many courses here that let you explore more modern works of British Literature."

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