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The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
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Oct 23, 14

bookshelves: science-fiction, series, 1paper, 2fiction
Read in September, 2009

A sequel to Old Man's War, the story continues following Jane Sagan, an important character from the previous book, but it can stand alone very well which gets in an extra 1/2 star. If you've read the previous book, you can guess that this story follows the special forces & a lot of questions about them get answered.

I can't put my finger on it, but I wasn't quite as taken with this book as the previous one. It still receives high marks & was quite well done. The plot was basically a mystery, but done in a neat way that kept me guessing throughout. There was plenty of action, but also some interesting philosophy & exploration of humanity - what makes us people or humans? While asking such heavy questions, the book never bogged down, which is quite a trick.

I'm definitely reading more by this author & getting his books for one of my kids. I highly recommend him to anyone who liked Heinlein's early books, Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War" or "All My Sins Remembered" or Steakly's "Armor".
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