Book review: When William Came, by H H Munro (Saki) 1913

More invasion literature, this time a long short story or novella by a writer more traditionally associated with humour, albeit of the more biting kind. I originally read ‘When William Came’ many years ago, and it is one of those stories that sticks in your head, particularly the final vivid image of resistance and rebellion.Continue reading “Book review: When William Came, by H H Munro (Saki) 1913”

Book review: War of the Worlds by H G Wells, 1897

“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 manContinue reading “Book review: War of the Worlds by H G Wells, 1897”