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War - what is it good for?

Advantages: A remarkable debut
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little on the short side?

Heinlein's Starship Troopers was ostensibly a book about humanity waging an interplanetary war against nasty alien creatures. It took a squad of raw recruits and showed their brutal training and induction into military life. It's become a classic, but ...

Olly_Plimsoll 13.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Old Man's War - John Scalzi

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A fantastic first novel

Advantages: great pace, action, dialogue
Disadvantages: only 300 pages!

This amazing first novel by John Scalzi is set in a non specific future and begins on Earth. The action soon transfers to the far reaches of space and as the title suggests not everyone is pleased to see us. Plot The novel begins on the 75th birthday ...

rootle2 12.11.2007 · Read full review
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Free Old Man's War book

Advantages: Imaginative, Free
Disadvantages: Read the book on computer

...John Scalzi's sci-fi trilogy begins with Old Man's War (followed by The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony); the story is told in first-person narrative by a retired ad writer named John Perry. As the title suggests, Perry joins the military when he i ...

blueonred 23.07.2008 · Read full review
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An excellent addition to my favourite book list

Advantages: A big, thick, thought-provoking and challenging read
Disadvantages: Might be to much for some people

This is a real gem of a book, weighing in at a hefty 918 pages for a mere £8.99. The thing that surprised me most of all was just how much ground Stephenson manages to cover. The plot is set in two time zones, World War 2 and the present day. Some of the ...

jambo6 14.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

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You need to read this book

Advantages: Fine, enjoyable read which stimulates and informs
Disadvantages: Maybe too long for some

This is easily the best book I've read so far this year. You know the kind, one that brings feeling s of disappoinment as the end nears. I wanted it to go on for at least a couple of hundred pages past the 900 provided. It is written in the same vein ...

Khanivor 21.09.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

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