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Book: The War of the Worlds. Author: H G Wells


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Martain Marauders

sometime in school, doing my a levels, about 16, I think


I got hold of a copy of the book several years ago, and was intrigued,having seen the 1953 movie version.

Realistically terrifying

I did it for a gr. 12 Book report

shock and awe

I must have first read it in my early teens.

Nailbiting action

in 50's, in my teens

Thinking differently

I read it when I was growing up.


Like many of my generation, it was all Jeff Wayne's fault (Hi Jeff!) I think I first read the book in about 1981, in my early teens.

Forever Autumn...

I came across it back in the late 70s. I would have been 5 or 6.


The War of the Worlds came into my life in the mid-1970s when I was touring with David Essex as his musical director and producer. At that time I'd been working on film scores, and on music for advertising or TV. My dad reminded me that as a composer and producer I'd always wanted to compose something that was big; a story that I would believe in and have a passion for.

Scary Meatball Curates

Read recently because I was bored with TV.


It was 1980. I was 8. Certainly way too young to make much sense of it, but the images of the martians stuck in my head. And the fear. I read it again a year and a half ago - just during the New Orleans floods. As I watched scenes of cars and people queuing to flee the city it made Well's depictions of seas of horses and carriages evacuating London seem more real and more pertinent. In the scheme of things, weh


I was in college at the time so I would've been about 17


i read this at an early age - a boy in the back toom of my parent's house maybe 12 or 13

Thought provoking

Recently read it after watching the 50's film. At home aged 37 and in bed.


I can only have been young, so in the late '70s or early '80s. I took the paperback out of the Baldock library.

The world changed.

I found this book in my local Public Library in Edinburgh in 1945 when I was about twelve and in my first term at the High School. I had already seen the cover of a pulp comic version in a shop window a few years earlier and it left me with a feeling of curiousity about the story.


I first read the book when I was about seven or eight ... I got it from John Menzies in Stretford and I still remember reading it in the garden later that afternoon and drawing pictures of the Martians. I suppose I was a littel young to fully appreciate it though and it was only when I re-read it - aged about 15 - that the penny really dropped. I've read it a couple of times a year ever since!

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