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Redshirts by John Scalzi
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bookshelves: 2017, audiobook, owned-read

This book is ridiculously meta. At some points I absolutely adored it, and at others it left me a bit confused. But in the end I did generally really enjoy this book. I found myself laughing and enjoying the parallels to Star Trek. I am typically not the biggest Science Fiction reader but this one really won me over. What I deducted stars for was the extra codas (which I think just means extra chapters). They followed 3 of the side characters and helped to tie up some loose ends but in the end the book wouldn't have been different without them.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has seen Star Trek (original series or otherwise). If you have no idea what Star Trek is or don't like it at all, stay away from this book. Some background knowledge of Star Trek really makes this book better and without it I even think you may be a bit lost. I give this one a thumbs up, and will be checking out some of John Scalzi's stuff in the future.

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Reading Progress

August 17, 2016 – Shelved
August 17, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 16, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read-backlist
December 21, 2016 – Started Reading
January 10, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
January 10, 2017 – Shelved as: audiobook
January 10, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 28, 2017 – Shelved as: owned-read

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