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  • Starship Troopers
  • Robert A. Heinlein
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  • 24 June 2020
  • 9780441783588

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Free read Starship Troopers 106 characters Starship Troopers The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one The Third Space War or the fourth or whether The First Interstellar War fits it better We just call it “The Bug War Everything up to. I first read Starship Troopers as an impressionable teenager My dad had a lot of SF books around the house particularly Heinlein s and I read most of them except the especially sexy ones that he hid from me I read several of them later and hated them But that s a different story And I have vague memories of liking this book a lot So when I decided to reread it as an adult I was expecting some old fashioned shoot up the aliens classic pulp SF like say The Puppet Masters What I got was a lot of thisNot much of thisAnd you can forget about thisBasically it s one long military lecture wrapped in a paper thin science fiction plot I was surprised by how little action there was and how much pontificating on military strategy and training More than half of it reads like a textbook It s not as painfully tedious as the infamous 100 page John Galt lecture in Atlas Shrugged what is but it s pretty bad unless you re actually interested in military theory from a proponent s point of viewAs many reviewers have mentioned this is one of those cases where the book has virtually nothing in common with the movie other than the name and a few basic plot details I m pretty certain that Heinlein is rolling in his grave over Paul Verhoeven s satirical treatment of his military screedAnd I m still confused why Teenage Me thought this was a great book Bien que mon amour soit fou - érotomanies : du regard à une écoute up to. I first read Starship Troopers as an impressionable teenager My dad had a lot of SF books around the house particularly Heinlein s and I read most of them except the especially sexy ones that he hid from me I read several of them later and hated them But that s a different story And I have vague memories of liking this book a lot So when I decided to reread it as an adult I was expecting some old fashioned shoot Fous d'amour up the aliens classic pulp SF like say The Puppet Masters What I got was a lot of thisNot much of thisAnd you can forget about thisBasically it s one long military lecture wrapped in a paper thin science fiction plot I was surprised by how little action there was and how much pontificating on military strategy and training More than half of it reads like a textbook It s not as painfully tedious as the infamous 100 page John Galt lecture in Atlas Shrugged what is but it s pretty bad L'Amour fou d'André Breton (Essai et dossier) unless you re actually interested in military theory from a proponent s point of viewAs many reviewers have mentioned this is one of those cases where the book has virtually nothing in common with the movie other than the name and a few basic plot details I m pretty certain that Heinlein is rolling in his grave over Paul Verhoeven s satirical treatment of his military screedAnd I m still confused why Teenage Me thought this was a great book

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Free read Starship Troopers 106 characters Starship Troopers ??s most controversial bestsellers a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind’s most alarming enem. Where do I even begin For starters I should let the reader know that I m not basing my score on the politics of the book as laughable as I think they are but on the plot of the book or rather the complete lack of a plot in the book While things do happen some of them pretty big Mr Heinlein has seen fit that we should not be party to any of those things Instead he saves the most loving descriptions for daily life at boot camp Seventy yes seventy pages of a two hundred odd page book are dedicated to boot camp Within those pages we learn the importance of food and being able to sleep in any condition Thrill to the excitment of marching into the middle of nowhere You will weep and wail along with the officers when you hear them lament the fact that they are compelled nay forced to flog their men when they misbehave Honestly you could watch the beginning of Full Metal Jacket and skip reading that whole part and save yourself some time and be entertained in the meantime Next you re treated to an extended flashback where a teacher who is uite obviously channelling the author lectures his students representing the reader about the major reason for the downfall of society in the past today What one overarching reason is responsible for the collapse of society Massive energy crisis Economic collapse Political anarchy WRONG It s because people listened to psychiatrists and didn t spank their children enough The secret to an orderly society is corporal punishment and lots of it It does make me wonder about the particular proclivities of the author but that s neither here nor thereSo now that our main character Johnny Rico is a full fledged soldier we can finally get to some action after half the book is already finished right No No no no a thousand times no You will not see action in this book that is advertised to be about killing gigantic outer space bugs Instead you will be treated to the doldrums of a soldier that isn t busy killing things Guard duty Sleeping Maintaining weapons and space armor Dinner and its various protocols Even his time off gets detail than all the fighting Rico participates in combined The typical description for a battle will go like this We dropped on this planet to smash things up Boy what a mess that was This guy died These ones got hurt Then Rico goes to officer training school where we get detail about learning things And another lecture from another teacher to his students about why soldiers should be the only ones to handle government affairs Then we get told how battallions are broken down into platoons and suads and such forth Finally we get to the end which turns into one of the biggest anticlimaxes I ve ever had the misfortune of reading You ll get what feels like five hours of blabbing about setting up patrol and coordinates streamed endlessly at you some thrilling detail on hypnotically suggested sleep and then a blessed five seconds of actual confrontation with something Then it s over before you even know it started The endI realize that the life of a soldier is probably pretty accurately portrayed in the book days upon days of boring drudgery with a few moments of life and death craziness but that doesn t necessarily make for a particularly interesting book At least not the way it s depicted hereDon t be fooled by the first ten pages of the book which actually contain action than the other hundred and ninety What you re getting when you get this book is only one step away from a military training manual only with some references to outer space and aliens tossed in along with a couple crazy rightwing ravings as the chocolatey syrup to go on top of the whole crappy sundae Don t fall for the hype pass on this bookAnd yes the movie is better It s stupid and fun The book is just stupid L'Amour fou (Collection Aphrodite) uite obviously channelling the author lectures his students representing the reader about the major reason for the downfall of society in the past today What one overarching reason is responsible for the collapse of society Massive energy crisis Economic collapse Political anarchy WRONG It s because people listened to psychiatrists and didn t spank their children enough The secret to an orderly society is corporal punishment and lots of it It does make me wonder about the particular proclivities of the author but that s neither here nor thereSo now that our main character Johnny Rico is a full fledged soldier we can finally get to some action after half the book is already finished right No No no no a thousand times no You will not see action in this book that is advertised to be about killing gigantic outer space bugs Instead you will be treated to the doldrums of a soldier that isn t busy killing things Guard duty Sleeping Maintaining weapons and space armor Dinner and its various protocols Even his time off gets detail than all the fighting Rico participates in combined The typical description for a battle will go like this We dropped on this planet to smash things Fous d'amour up Boy what a mess that was This guy died These ones got hurt Then Rico goes to officer training school where we get detail about learning things And another lecture from another teacher to his students about why soldiers should be the only ones to handle government affairs Then we get told how battallions are broken down into platoons and suads and such forth Finally we get to the end which turns into one of the biggest anticlimaxes I ve ever had the misfortune of reading You ll get what feels like five hours of blabbing about setting SAS : L'Amour fou du colonel Chang up patrol and coordinates streamed endlessly at you some thrilling detail on hypnotically suggested sleep and then a blessed five seconds of actual confrontation with something Then it s over before you even know it started The endI realize that the life of a soldier is probably pretty accurately portrayed in the book days Les Frères Ashkenazi -Yoshe le fou upon days of boring drudgery with a few moments of life and death craziness but that doesn t necessarily make for a particularly interesting book At least not the way it s depicted hereDon t be fooled by the first ten pages of the book which actually contain action than the other hundred and ninety What you re getting when you get this book is only one step away from a military training manual only with some references to outer space and aliens tossed in along with a couple crazy rightwing ravings as the chocolatey syrup to go on top of the whole crappy sundae Don t fall for the hype pass on this bookAnd yes the movie is better It s stupid and fun The book is just stupid

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Free read Starship Troopers 106 characters Starship Troopers Then and still later were incidents patrols or police actions However you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an incident as you are if you buy it in a declared warIn one of Robert A Heinlein?. Starship Troopers Robert A HeinleinStarship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by US writer Robert A Heinlein Written in a few weeks in reaction to the US suspending nuclear tests the story was first published as a two part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction as Starship Soldier and published as a book by G P Putnam s Sons in December 1959 The story is set in a future society ruled by a world government dominated by a military elite The first person narrative follows Juan Johnny Rico through his military service in the Mobile Infantry Rico progresses from recruit to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between humans and an alien species known as Arachnids or Bugs Interspersed with the primary plot are classroom scenes in which Rico and others discuss philosophical and moral issues including aspects of suffrage civic virtue juvenile delinuency and war these discussions have been described as expounding Heinlein s own political views Starship Troopers has been identified with a tradition of militarism in US science fiction and draws parallels between the conflict between humans and the Bugs and the Cold War A coming of age novel Starship Troopers also critiues US society of the 1950s argues that a lack of discipline had led to a moral decline and advocates corporal and capital punishment 1998 1376 272 9649080406 1392 399 9786001191732 20 1959 1959