When Capsules appear in the sky and land on Earth, people get confused. Next, gigantic, metallic creatures with tentacles creep out of the capsules and launch a devastating campaign against the inhabitants of the planet with heat rays and deadly vapours. Looks like Martians seek revenge for the havoc John Carter wrecked on Barsoom.
The Grandpa of all alien invasion sagas — H.G Well’s The War of the Worlds — follows the story of an unnamed protagonist living in England. As Martians launch metallic cylinders to take over good old Earth, our hero struggles to survive and protect his family. Of course, the Martians lose the battle, but not before a tense, exciting, and long fight.
Though the concept might sound dated, but actually the book would appear surprisingly modern to any reader. And the epic story leaves a grand impression on you.
Certainly better than the wretched movie that Spielberg and Cruise made out of it.
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