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Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews

Ill mannered, bad tempered, and set in my ways. When I write a review I'm starting a conversation. Not writing a f#%^#ng book report. Don't like it then go the f^%k away!

Currently reading

Murder Most Frothy
Cleo Coyle
A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Seelye
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
The Scarecrow of Oz
L. Frank Baum, John R. Neill
Talon
Julie Kagawa
Madame Bovary
Michèle Roberts, Geoffrey Wall, Gustave Flaubert
The Complete Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Richter, Lily Owens, Arthur Rackham
Pirates!
Celia Rees
Close Kin: Book II -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy by Dunkle, Clare B. (2006) Paperback
Clare B. Dunkle
Gardens of the Moon
Steven Erikson

The War of the Worlds (Books of Wonder)

The War of the Worlds (Books of Wonder) - H. G. Wells I think H.G. Wells was brilliant, and he was giving us this!
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He certainly was a writer that thought and wrote light-years ahead of his own time. The strangeness was that this is set in 1894. Two coincidences arise to mind. 1. Switch the 8 & 9.(We all know if you're a George Orwell reader, and you get it.)
2. The vast differences in tech between the 90 years.
Stop and let that sink in.
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The particular edition that I read was also illustrated by Tom Kidd; which brought the story to life for me. This enriched the story all the more.