Been years since I read this. It measures up surprisingly well (both to the passage of time and to my memory of it); it's definitely more of a description of an invaded world than an adventure in it, but it's a quick and engaging read. Was surprised to notice how much the description of the two kinds of human you could expect under Martian rule matched the Eloi and the Morlocks, too.
The ending in particular got to me. I am pretty
sure that the narrator is not simply mad, and that his recollections of the deserted countryside are not flashes of reality, but I'm thinking about how easy it'd be to convey exactly that, with just a few changes.