"The War of the Worlds" is probably known as Wells' most original and prestigious work. I find that rather odd as I really had to struggle to finish it, even though it is a comparatively short book of only 180 pages. I just kept losing my focus and rereading the same sentences over and over again.
The plot itself is exciting enough, and the fact that Wells invented the whole martian-invasion myth is really astonishing. However I just found the writing to be too jumpy and shifting in its style, which ultimately ended up ruining the entire reading experience for me.