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The Ghost Brigades

By John Scalzi

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| Hardcover | 9781596061316

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Pass me the popcorn

    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 consciousn ...(continue)

    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.

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    Tyrion said on Dec 26, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Big letdown...

    ...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 ...(continue)

    ...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.

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    Paolo said on Jan 22, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    very good sequel!!

    A very good sequel to Old Man’s War, though it lacks the allure of the first book.

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    www.msereno1970.com said on Jun 10, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    La saga di Old Man's War continua, e bene: vengono forniti dettagli sulle motivazioni della CDF e sui reali (?) motivi che la spingono a continue guerre per conquistare nuove colonie.
    In questo romanzo Scalzi mette molta carne al fuoco, con uno stile ...(continue)

    La saga di Old Man's War continua, e bene: vengono forniti dettagli sulle motivazioni della CDF e sui reali (?) motivi che la spingono a continue guerre per conquistare nuove colonie.
    In questo romanzo Scalzi mette molta carne al fuoco, con uno stile leggero e a tratti umoristico: tradimenti, alleanze variabili, libero arbitrio e spirito di vendetta attraversano la vicenda, lasciando ovviamente aperta la strada al seguito The Last Colony.

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    Lbrt said on Jun 8, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    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 th ...(continue)

    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)...

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    Marco Piva said on Mar 21, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    fantascienza classica semplic lineare con buoni buoni e cattivi cattivi grandi immagini di viaggio nello spazio e anche qualche argomento controverso .... da leggere soprattutto se è uscito con urania

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    bic prof dot fuffologo said on Aug 21, 2010 | Add your feedback

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