Monday, May 18, 2015

Book 48: Old Man's War

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Our reader liked the premise of this book, that people can live long lives, have children and grandchildren, then serve their country in the military. It actually makes a lot of sense to do things this way.

Most of the book is space war. Our reader doesn't "do" space war ever since she was a child and read Heinlein's Starship Troopers, a book her brother loved and she couldn't stand. He loved Battlestar Gallactica and Star Wars, she loved The Lord of the Rings. It didn't help that she hates bugs.

Next year we'll do a better job parceling out the books. Random distribution does a disservice to genre books.

The scribe has to add her two cents from time to time. I liked this book and anyone who likes battles in space will like it too.

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