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Marsbound by Joe Haldeman
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Jun 11, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction

What started out as an interesting premise: families winning lotteries and going to Mars colony; went somewhat flat in the middle with aliens that understood Earth language culture from monitoring our radio and TV signals. Toss in a teen coming of age romance and a story told from a young woman's point of view and I kinda soured on the book. It was a bit to reminiscent of Zoe's Tale by Scalzi, even though the stories are nothing alike.

For an author who usually has a nice blend of complexity and human interest, who can weave a story that pulls me along, this one was overly simplistic and had too many implausibilities for my taste.

Not my favorite Haldeman and I doubt I'll read the rest in the series.

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