For Sci-Fi fans, this is a good one to have in your collection. It examines an interesting problem in interstellar warfare that no other book (or movie or TV show) has attempted to tackle: relativity.
It's been a few months since I listened to this one, and I don't recall anything especially memorable about the characters, but this isn't about who the people are as much as it's about the cultural impact upon the characters of "moving through time". There's a lot of orginal and thought-provoking ideas here, and overall it's worth the time and credit.
I liked the book. But the way the author discusses homosexual vs heterosexual is very obviously a bit antiquated in terms of modern ideas.
I waited several years to read / listen to this book and am by no means disappointed. Bravo to Mr. Haldeman! Excellent sci fi concepts but makes you feel for what the characters are going through.
Most interesting aspect was the change in culture due to Time Dilation during travel. Imagine if everytime you came back home your home culture was drastically different from when you left.
Well handled classic.
Ltd Mandela on tranquilizers crashing on an asteroid and his suit trauma unit kicks in.
The protagonist, although Charlie is a close second.
I know the content well enough to say I would handle it by rank, because the book is divided this way.
While the world keeps changing, this book sticks with me. It's content is still fresh and Joe Haldeman has such an economy of language. Listen, enjoy, re listen.
The Forever War was my first foray into modern science fiction in Audible. I have since come to appreciate the quality of its delivery, which is further overshadowed by the story.
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After experiencing several other sci-fi books, this one is unique in its clear and moving illustration of relativistic time. Furthermore the events that take place between humanity and the alien species are very well constructed. The eventual ending can be believed with my only reservation being that I would have expected more time would have been needed to reach such a conclusion.
It is 1Am. I can usually stop listening at 9pm when I am supposed to be asleep but once I started this book I could not stop. addicting and an amazing balance of everything. I feel complete after this book. Don't know what book ia next just wow.