Serial Reader

The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells


No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

- Chapter 1, First sentence



So, I found this app called Serial Reader. It allows you to read classic books, one issue at a time. You schedule when you want to receive them. I receive one issue, every day at 8 am. This is supposed to make it easier for people to read the classics, I think. I actually really like it. War of the Worlds is the first book I read with the app. I wouldn't have read this book without it.


The book was kind of slow and unexciting, but I did want to see what happened. It was written in 1898, and I can appreciate the imagination of the author. But the book was slow moving and didn't have a lot of action. There was a bit of suspense, wondering what was going to happen and if people were going to die or survive. It just took so much time to find out the details.


Recommended to:

Adults who want to read the classics.