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Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
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Aug 12, 09

bookshelves: philosophy, political-thought, science-fiction, classics
Recommended to Jared by: Julie
Read in August, 2009, read count: 1

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to, especially since it started with a war scene. While it starts out with a bang (pardon the pun), much of the book is more thoughtful than violent -- similar to Tactics of Mistake or, to a lesser extent, Dorsai. It has a lot to say about discipline (and results of the lack thereof), the nature of citizenship, and the necessity of struggle and conflict for the survival of our race.

I read some other books by Heinlein, and they didn't really sit well with me -- particularly Stranger in a Strange Land. But I read them when I was a teenager, and while I was a precocious reader, some of the harder and more thoughtful books didn't work for me then, but read much better now, like The Lord of the Rings. So maybe I'll try them again someday.
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