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The war of the worlds, H.G. Wells

The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wow, this is not an easy book. Not for me anyways, old British seemed sometimes like a foreign language. But bypassing that, this is a good book. It really tells you the story of not a hero, but a regular guy put in extreme circumstances and not going all unrealistically captain America about it.
I also like the message about our stupid arrogance as a race, one that I agree with the author will be our doom sooner or later (I could go on and on about this).
This is a very realistic way to look at a Martian invasion, one definitely worth reading.

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Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury.

Fahrenheit 451Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

NO SPOILERS in this review.

This is a great book. And the spooky thing about it, is that you can actually see how it could happen.
It is painful to see that the premises of this book actually (and specially) apply to us today.
Stupidity seems to be in fashion. We spend countless hours in front of the TV set, engaging more in the lives of perfect strangers than in the lives of the people around us, or even our own. We look for more and more ways to numb our brains, and then we wonder why things go wrong. We might as well be burning our books.
This book should be mandatory for school. And I recommend it for anyone who likes a book that will make you think.

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“East of Eden” by John Steinbeck. Set in the rich farmland of Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations helplessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love and the murderous consequences of love’s absence

 Best book ever.

bookmania:

“East of Eden” by John Steinbeck. Set in the rich farmland of Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations helplessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love and the murderous consequences of love’s absence

 Best book ever.

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