one of the most original storylines with so many awesome details that I could picture 90% of what the author was conveying.
This was the first Scalzi that I had ever read. If I were to try to throw together a recipe that would capture the essence of this book I would add;
<Stock> Futuristic military landscape from the 'The Forever War' (be sure to strain off the Vietnam melancholy)
<Meat> Camaraderie and reasonably well developed personal relationships between the main cast
<Spice> Witty dialogue that's sometimes al dente, but never uncooked.
Stew for multiple, distinct acts spanning the stages of our main characters life and serve with a side of fun fast paced alien warfare.
As you can guess I've been cooking while listening to this book but I hope this helps your decision
I was told about this book years ago, and I wish I read it then. I really like the world/universe created and the main character gives you no immediate reason to hate him.
The narrator for this fit really well with the main character. I enjoyed listening to him in real-time as well as at my usual 1.5x speed.
Keeping brief, this is a wonderful book with engaging characters you quickly become attached to, humor, emotion, love, and vivid action. I haven't enjoy a book like this in a long time. On to the second installment!
Didn't read the book. Just listened to it
It's sort of an amalgam of Cocoon, Avatar and Starship Troopers
Moved isn't really the word. I really liked the part where he was being transferred into his new body. The moment when he was in both places at once.
I also loved the Consu and their active role in the wheel of Samsara.
I could read a book about the Consu now.
I LOVED this book! It had it all: humor, action, geekiness, touching moments, and romance. So far, it's the best of Scalzi's books I've read, followed by Redshirts, Android's Dream, and Agent to the Stars.
Very well written dialogue with a lot of sly humor. The story was well set from the beginning and quite exciting. The middle was beefed up with some action and adventure, but towards the end I lost a little interest.