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Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers

Posted 24 April 2002, 7.38 pm by Shaggy

Well, this is my first review, and I thought it very appropriate that I review one of my favourite novels. At once a stirring action novel, and at the same time a moving plea for world peace and unity, I enjoyed this book profusely. Not to be confused with the movie of the same name (which turned into the worst peice of gen X trash this side of SciFi), the novel is a very tasteful, very thorough piece.

Recommended to all who liked the movie, should the need for intelligence come in to play. If you hated the movie, you aren't alone, but that does not necessarily mean that you might hate the novel, for they are about as comparable as vodka and my ass.

That is to say, you cannot compare the movie with the novel.

Buy it at amazon
on 24 April 2002, 9.12 pm
Err. *I* happen to know you're talking about Starship Troopers, but do you think every one else does? You might want to put the title of the novel in there somewhere..

And yeah, the movie was quite inferior to the novel, but only because the approach to the story was different in each. The movie is a satirical look at war and propaganda (with some crummy action scenes, T&A, and sci-fi cliches thrown in) while the story is more like a rumination on the nature of the military and society.

The movie would've been much more effective if it didn't rip off every sci-fi flick that came before it.. How about the soldier gunning down arachnids at the end while screaming "Come on, you want some?! There you go, how about YOU!" etc. etc. Whatever it was he said, it was a line for line rip from Bill Paxton's final lines in James Cameron's FAR superior Aliens.

Ah whatever.

on 25 April 2002, 12.38 pm
By the way, I did note that the movie was incomparable to the novel, but thanks for describing it more detailed than I could think up.

It has been awhile since I seen the movie, after all.

James Cameron fuckin' rocks. So does H.R. Giger.

on 25 April 2002, 9.28 pm
Agreed. I even forgave him for his horrendous 'The Abyss', which looks like a made-for-TV movie despite a huge ass budget.

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only because i traded it for a candy bar in the 80's.

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