The first chapter is shocking, the best of the book. After that, we're served the plate that Scalzi cooks best: military training and battles. In the following chapters the author gets entangled in pseudophilosofical questions related with consciousness and the book losts interest. Fortunately, the action gets back to rock&roll: blasts and shots. The ending is OK. Read, enjoy and forget....Continua
...After Old Man's War. Gone is the humour, the perhaps naive sense of wonder. Ghost brigades does its worst with its more than human protagonists, wading through one info dump after the other to climax with the bad guy explaining is cunning plan so that the hero can thwart it. As much as OMW reminded me how I liked Space Opera as a kid, TGB confirmed that there is more interesting SF to read out there....Continua
A very good sequel to Old Man’s War, though it lacks the allure of the first book.
Not as good as its predecessor Old Man's War, maybe because the focus moves from the discovery of a new reality by a single character to a more generic (although still character-based) war story, but still extremely good.
The only minor flaw I can think of is the fact that even alien species are descripted as if they were just differently-looking human beings, but maybe this happens because the narrator's focus remains anyway on the people from Earth and its colonies (and on the genetically evolved soldiers)...