John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War is easily one of my favorite books, Amusing from page 1 to the very last page, this book has some great characters and a futuristic, unforgiving universe. The story follows an 80 year old man named John Perry as he enlists in the military organization called the CDF (colonial defense force) and his career in the CDF from Recruit to Captain. The grim humor that Scalzi has worked into this book is what kept me coming back to his work. There’s an especially good spot in the first half that reminds me of the movie Full Metal Jacket. This book is a great entry point for those new to the science fiction genre.
Emu’s Rating: 9.25/10.0
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