Truely the best book to which I have had the pleasure of laying my eyes down upon. As 15 year old I have never had the time to indulge in reading si-fi novels. This probably being one of my first. I have always, since early boyhood loved "The War Of The Worlds" story and message it displays, the idea of man spending their time figuring out how to dispose of the simplest yet common bacterial organism that greatly in the end, after every weapon we could throw at the invaders...defeats the unprepared and the arrogance and eventually the invaders. This is something i think humans should take into consideration as we known next to nothing about this planet we so abruptly claimed and call ours.