This book is often compared to Starship Troopers and/or The Forever War. Having just listened to the book I'd say that's like comparing Agadoo to Dan..Show More »cing Queen or Le Freak. The story does have its moments but the whole thing, for me anyway, was destroyed by an almost unbelievable level of unnecessary mawkishness.
Having said that, I am looking for another series to get into and enjoy so I will be giving the next one a go. Here's hoping.
I love Scalzi and his world. It's generally action filled, humorous and insightful. This was more a tale of someone saying 'I'm different ... I can lo..Show More »ve' but it was hard to connect with either the character or world.
I'd probably not re-listen to it, there are some things about the writing in the book becomes a little annoying. I imagine that on the page the snappy..Show More » 'He said' 'she said' 'he said' isn't so bad, but the repetition really started to bug me.
its a terrible world were I am aloud voice this personal attack but i felt the author has a huge ego and little talent. I do commend his commitment, a..Show More »nd condemn his piers, publishers and press agents. Hollywood needs to do nothing to dumb this down to a movie script. painful.