Friday, October 20, 2017

The Massacre of Mankind: Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter

Most everyone has heard of the original War of the Worlds by HG wells, even if they have not read it.  It is one of those classics with a great storyline that stands the test of time, yet not everyone has ventured to read it.  The Massacre of Mankind: Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter, is like part two, beginning where War of the Worlds leaves off.  It shows an interesting scenario of what happens after the book ends.  It is written by a contemporary author, Stephen Baxter, in the tradition of Wells.  This literary work is full of rich detail.  It is not a simple book that can be read quickly cover to cover.  Rather,  this expansive intellectual novel takes mental energy to follow along the storyline.   The vintage designed cover, as well as the story, takes the reader back to the 1920s- an alternate reality of a futuristic earth that exists in the past.  This book will stretch the imagination of the reader, for those who take the time to read it.  The authentic writing will transport you back into the past, as if reading the account as originally written by Wells.  The reader will be immersed into a world where a threat of invasion by aliens is very real; an alternate reality where futuristic technologies beyond what we can imagine, exists as far back as the 1920s.  For those who wonder what would society be like if an alien invasion was a reality, this book is for you.   This book takes dedication, stamina and perseverance to complete as interesting as it is.  Its not the typical fast paced novel. It is best for those readers, young and old alike, with advanced reading levels- not the typical adult who normally reads romance novels and crime novels from the racks at the check out in Walmart.  As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Crown publishers for the purpose of writing this review.  Dedicated fan of the original will certainly want to read it.

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