This is a book review of "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells.
Who hasn't heard of this classic? I thought I had already read the book, but I soon realized when I started reading that it wasn't the case.
I assumed I've read it because I was aware of the famous radio broadcast on Halloween, October 30, 1938. It caused panic among people who thought it was real and happening at the moment.
The fictional story is set in England, London and its environs specifically. It is written from the author's point of view and partly of his brother's (in London.)
What struck me from reading this book is that the same thing could happen today with the same results based on people's attitudes.
Is it better to run away or stay and hide from danger? The question remains the same. Then and now.
In the end, humanity is saved by the very things we take for granted.
The book is a classic, easy to read, entertaining, and thought provoking.
It's also free because it is in the public domain.
Read it if you haven't. Read it again if you have.