10th February 2015
Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
I decided to take a short break from my usual fantasy books and get some sci-fi into me. I had heard of John Scalzi and Old Man’s war but I just hadn’t found the time to try it.
I must say I am very happy that I did as I thoroughly enjoyed it. It adds a much needed twist to the tried and tested military sci-fi novel.
The main protagonist is a 75 year old man who joins up to fight in an intergalactic army. I think this approach is great as he is able to bring a whole life’s worth of experience and knowledge to the situations he must face.
The story featured some emotional scenes and some funny scenes in it but was in general a fast paced novel with plenty of bad ass aliens, action and dead bodies.
There was only one thing that I found a bit annoying and it was the often he said/she said during conversations and dialogue. It really did become quite repetitive at times.
All in all a fun, interesting and enjoyable read which I have already been recommending and I am ready for book two.
If you want to find out more about this author you can check out his website/blog www.scalzi.com or you can click on the cover image below to see the book’s Goodreads page.
Thanks for reading