Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Old Man's War - John Scalzi
I can sum this review in two words easily: Great sci-fi.
When I started reading, I could not stop until I reached the end. A true page-turner. As I read it, I was reminded of Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, however, it's original and in truth has nothing to do with that other book (apart from the war in space). What reminded me of the classic was the tone... the sensation that I got as I read along.
The science parts of the book are well thought out and probable (however, far in the future). The plot was compelling and kept me interested. And the characters were real and well fleshed.
I would strongly recommend this to any sci-fi fan, most specifically to military sci-fi fans.