Thursday, August 09, 2012

Review: Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I see why this book won a Hugo Award. I found it way more fascinating than I ever would have expected to find a book about war and boot camp. I'm going to have to rewatch the movie.

The idea of voting being tied to military service was particularly interesting. Unfortunately, I don't feel that the argument can be made that in reality soldiers are more likely than others to be conscious of the good of the group before the individual. I think the recent shooting in the Sikh temple drives that home.

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