This was a good book with some interesting ideas, but I feel like I've heard most of these before. So I was hoping for new, actionable, knowledge and did not get that.
This was an interesting read, but a rare case where the movie is much better than the book. There was some interesting background but not enough focus on the core of the story.
We're thrown right into the action as the hero is revived after a 100 year hibernation and full command structure of the fleet is murdered (no spoiler there... it all happens in the 1st chapter!). Among the things I liked about this book were the character development and the details of the battle tactics. I've downloaded the rest of the series and look forward to more adventures.
There are many similarities to the Hunger Games, but this story really stands on it's own. I was drawn into the story very quickly. There was great narration. I'm definitely looking forward to the 3rd installment and the future movie(s).
Even more fun then when I read it over 30 years ago, and when I re-read it for my kids 15 years ago. I grabbed this one on sale and wanted to re-read the story before seeing the 1st movie (which I still haven't done). Very good performance.
I had actually put off reading the last book of this trilogy simply because I didn't want it to end. These are very intense books with violence and intrigue. The book seems to start a bit quicker than the 1st 2, but that might be the familiarity with the characters and circumstances. As always, there are twists along the way. I definitely recommend these books.
It concerns me that people as described in the book exist. I've had little contact with these types over my career. Overall, the book had a very angry tone which made it harder to take seriously and absorb the material. It certainly outlines plenty of behavior "not to do", but I would hope few people would have gone that route anyway. But, then again, some must or the book wouldn't have been written!
This was a good book, but it didn't live up to the reviews I had heard. I found it a bit slow at first. In the end, there are some interesting ideas to ponder, but I had hoped for better.
Some very compelling ideas are introduced. The information is greatly enhanced by President Clinton's voice and delivery. Some may find some of the ideas partisan, and some definitely are, but there is much to think about.
This was a great trilogy. The story is linear, without many distractions. You get into the action quickly. I will note that there are some gruesome scenes, but that does not take away from the story. The collection is very well written and the performance was great. I would recommend these to anyone.
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