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Old Man's War by John Scalzi
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Mar 19, 10

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bookshelves: g-scifi, g-fiction-science
Read from March 13 to 17, 2010

So far my impressions of Scalzi are that he's an easy read and prefers to dump you into the universe and explain on the way rather than start with an epically dense first chapter full of exposition.

I'm okay with this. *G*

The book itself reminded me a lot of Heinlein, but with 80% less objectionable POV, less the feeling that the author was simply finding a soapbox for his own feelings on the Way the World Should Work and 100% more like I came from the same place culturally as this author did. Structurally though, it was eerily similar.

It was a fun read, my only complaint was that it didn't really feel like a structured story and I'm not exactly sure why it ended where it did. Though knowing there's 3 or 4 more in the series, it wasn't as frustrating as it could have been.
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