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November 20th, 2008

November 20th, 2008
03:25 pm

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Book review: The Ghost Brigades
Today's book review is The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi.

This is the second book in the Old Man's War universe.  It is in the same universe as Old Man's War but does not follow tightly and should make sense on its own.

This is a fascinating universe.  Scalzi continues to explore some truly intriguing ideas about the nature of consciousness, and also has some interesting stuff about a lot of other bits of being human, like trust and betrayal, a purpose in life, and how we connect with others.  It's all in the context of an interesting and exciting story that mostly makes sense given the initial premises.  There are a few things that seem  Unfortunately, it winds to an ending that's not as pleasant as I might have hoped.  It does do a good job of telling a complete story but still leaving me curious about what will be happening in the next book.

8 out of 10.

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