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Posted: 2/7/2012 9:19:32 PM EDT
Picked up The Forever War on Kindle recently.

Struggling to get past the first 2 Chapters.

Does the plot ever move away from smoking weed all day and mediocre soldiering?
Link Posted: 2/7/2012 9:22:34 PM EDT
Pretty good read, haven't read it in about 20 years. Need to get it on my Nook. Just started "The Mote in God's Eye", another great read.
Link Posted: 2/7/2012 9:35:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2012 9:35:34 PM EDT by kaos]

Originally Posted By Gosu:
Picked up The Forever War on Kindle recently.

Struggling to get past the first 2 Chapters.

Does the plot ever move away from smoking weed all day and mediocre soldiering?
One of my favorite sci-fi books.

BTW, I prefer it on audio.
Link Posted: 2/7/2012 9:37:44 PM EDT
If you like science fiction, the book is very good. It is a sort of counterpoint to Starship Troopers.

The sequel is inferior and derivative, with a bad ending. Avoid that one, but keep reading the one you have started.
Link Posted: 2/7/2012 9:49:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Pretty good read, haven't read it in about 20 years. Need to get it on my Nook. Just started "The Mote in God's Eye", another great read.

Good stuff.
Link Posted: 2/8/2012 5:11:40 AM EDT
I have started it several times over the decades...I have never finished it, somewhere along the line I lose interest in the story and dont go back.
Link Posted: 2/8/2012 6:19:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Pretty good read, haven't read it in about 20 years. Need to get it on my Nook. Just started "The Mote in God's Eye", another great read.

Good stuff.


Yes it is, love reading it. "The Gripping Hand" was alright, and heard that his daughter wrote "Outies", don't know if I'll read that one.
Link Posted: 2/12/2012 2:09:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gosu:
Picked up The Forever War on Kindle recently.

Struggling to get past the first 2 Chapters.

Does the plot ever move away from smoking weed all day and mediocre soldiering?


Yes, in my opinion the only really good part in the beginning is their power suit training, and first encounter with the enemy. After that I feel like it isn't very good until he reenlists. Then it becomes excellent.

Link Posted: 2/12/2012 2:37:09 PM EDT
Keep reading, it is well worth it.

Kharn

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