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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Satirical Science Fiction Novel War with the Newts.

The satirical science fiction novel, War with the Newts, also translated as War with the Salamanders became published in the year 1936. Karel Čapek, a Czech author based the book on the delivery of a sea-dwelling. The Newts a new and intelligent breed of Newts occupied the territory. Humankind exploit these Newts through enslaving.

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Author: Karel Čapek

Genre: Satirical science fiction

Pages: 260

Good reads rating:  4.17 of 5

My Ratings: 8.3 of 10

Published: 1936

Publisher: Theophania Publishing (September 7, 2011)

Language: English (translated from Czech)

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Review and Summary of Satirical Science Fiction Novel War with the Newts.

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The novel, War with the Newts, the author divided into 3 books, or sections. The sections received the names Andreas Scheuchzeri, Up the Ladder of Civilization, and War with the Newts. The eponymous war form part of the discussion in the last four chapters of the novel. Overall, this novel consists of 27 chapters. Most of the book describes the discovery of Newts, how they evolved and exploited for the benefits of humankind. Later chapters of the book discuss the reasons behind rising tension between humans and Newts, which later resulted in the war.

The book investigates the development of Newts as potential enemies to human beings. It also describes the societal perspectives of behaviour change by the Newts in the narrative. As the story follows, the readers also receive a glance into a narration change. It changes the position of the person who tells the story.

Captain J. van Toch, the seaman in the book discovers the Newts. Another famous character in the novel is Mr. Gussie H. Bondy, who develops and leads the New Industry. Mr Povondra another role in the book presents the doorman of Bondy.

Final Say on the Satirical Science Fiction Novel War with the Newts.

The novel receives my ratings of 8.3 out of 10 because of the exceptional storyline it presents. According to the novel, if a specie becomes exploited and enslaved beyond its resistance, it fights back for its survival. Would I re-read this novel? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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