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message 1: by Nat (last edited Jan 10, 2008 09:14PM) (new)

Nat | 13 comments I went to Barnes and Noble today to spend most of my Christmas gift cards and I walked out with three titles:

Old Man's War by John Scalzi
The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell
Armor by John Steakley

My intent was to read a little of all three today. I read one.

Straight through.

Old Man's War is simply brilliant. I knew by the second page that I would not put it down. That's only the third time I've ever read a book straight through and it's the second time in a month it's happened (The Road is another must read).

I think I'm going to read it again before the month is over. Such an excellent take on the sci-fi/militay/bugs genre. I think it even goes beyond that genre.

Anyone else read it, or the other two for that matter? I've read that Armor is another brilliant work. I guess I'll be jumping into that over the weekend.

message 2: by Zabyx (last edited Jan 12, 2008 10:24PM) (new)

Zabyx | 8 comments Was going to get the Road tonight, actually. Instead I bought a hardback version of Catcher in the Rye.

On topic... Gems. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao applies as one, as it's not the most spoken of book this year, but certainly one of the most critically acclaimed. And with good reasoning.

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