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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

War With the Newts by Czech author Karel Capek is both a satire based on mankind’s trait to exploit any new found life-form that we find and also, due to his concern over what was happening in Europe ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Between the two World Wars, Čapek wrote a biting satire about modern government and society. Told in a series of vignettes, Čapek takes on racism, colonialism, nationalism, capitalism…Unfortunately ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

The humor in this book is pretty biting. As usual humanity always seems to want to put everything into a neat little package and sell it. It's when the package rebels that the fun starts. Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Capek is justly famed for adding the word "Robot" to the English language. This is a lesser work than "R.U.R", but still interesting. An intelligent species the "newts" are discovered, and then they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Moem - LibraryThing

I actually wanted to give this book 3 1/2 stars. Because I liked it, I really did. I just didn't love it. It's an odd book. It's not as funny as I hoped, but entertaining enough; the writer's style ... Read full review

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I definitely enjoyed reading Karel Capek's "War with the Newts," especially knowing the political and social background in the time it was written. Capek wrote the novel as he watched in horror the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing

Before (or after?) he initiated a worldwide apocalyptic war in The Absolute at Large, G.H. Bondy also contributed to the rise of intelligent newts which would have similarly disastrous results. War ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarcher - LibraryThing

Glad I found a copy of this. Simply wonderful, only eclipsed by modern works that have the luxury of a longer page count. Read full review

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