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Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

April 30th, 2009 by Laura Moncur in Literature

Old Man's War by John Scalzi at Amazon.comI have been looking for a good science fiction book ever since I finished the Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld. John Scalzi was recommended to me FOUR years ago by Unshelved:

I put it on a list and didn’t look at it again until I downloaded the Amazon Kindle application for my iPhone [iTunes Link]. I went on a book buying spree for an entire month and the first book I bought and read on my iPhone was Old Man’s War.

John Perry is 75 years old and nearing the end of his life. He and his wife volunteered for the Colonial Defense Force because they were promised a new body and the ability to live another life. Unfortunately, John’s wife died before she turned 75 years old. Now that John is ready to be enlisted, he leaves behind Earth forever to find the horrors of war and deep space.

Unshelved 2005-04-28

Here are the quotes that I gleaned from this excellent novel:

Not since the last Bujold book with Miles Vorkosigan have I read a book with this much enjoyment and immersion. I loved John Perry and the themes of love and marriage that run throughout the book. It was absolutely wonderful!

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