Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Book Report: Old Man's War, by John Scalzi

I enjoyed the last Scalzi I read, Android's Dream, very much, so I thought I'd try some of his other work. This one's his first publication and an award winner, so it seemed like a good place to start.

It was. It brought to mind echoes of both Heinlein's Starship Troopers and Haldeman's the Forever War in its portrayal of soldiers and combat. Scalzi brings a warmth and humor to his characters that makes them difficult to abandon even when the story finishes, while the plot was tight and the pacing never lagged.

A great read.

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