Klassieker, die je gelezen MOET hebben. En vooral niet vergeten dat dit boek in 1898(!) al uitkwam. Ooit in de jaren 1970 als hoorspel beluisterd bij Veronica. Helaas is de verfilming een heel stuk slechter.
Alleen al de opening was fantastisch:
“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.”
Hier hoeft verder niets over gezegd te worden.