Being a self-proclaimed WotW enthusiast, I've read the book several times. This is how it's done. Eloquent writing, beautiful descriptive prose, and an exciting story. An all-around perfect book. 10/10.

Personally, my favorite chapter is the first appearance of the Tripod-fighting machine. It's really actually quite frightening. Particularly coupled with Edward Gorey's eerie illustration for that chapter. Or Peter Fussey's one. But, they're all great.

This is a masterpiece. Literally.