[LMB] OT: ISO Calibrated Book Recommendations
dtilque at comcast.net
Sun Sep 2 06:38:45 BST 2007
B. Ross Ashley wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 15:04:00 -0400 (EDT),
> alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
> > I read all three in the trilogy to figure out why I hated
> > them. Technically, they're well-written, except for the fact
> > that one whole class of character is cardboard. But morally,
> > ethically, and in terms of respect for the reader, they have
> > major problems. IMHO Scalzi's hommage to Heinlein consisted
> > of taking all that was bad in Heinlein and removing almost
> > anything that was good.
> I've just started the first volume, and so far it impresses me
> more as an hommage to Haldeman's _"Forever war" than to
> Heinlein. And I like Haldeman. So it goes.
My impression of _The Forever War_ was that it was a Vietnam
vet's reaction to _Starship Troopers_. So it looks like both of
you are right.
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