Starship Troopers ★★★☆☆

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Title: Starship Troopers
Series: ———-
Authors: Robert Heinlein
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Mil-SF
Pages: 215
Words: 86K


22 thoughts on “Starship Troopers ★★★☆☆

    1. Yeah, when I review a book without actually review it, I do it to the best of my ability. You’ll find many bloggers will just throw in the towel, but not Theodore Preston Bookstooge IV, Esquire. I have expectations that must be met 😀

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    1. Probably never going to find the beef 😀
      I didn’t review when I started keeping track back in 2000. So you’re stuck with me rating it and trying to decide if it’s worth remembering anything about.

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    1. Good question! I think it all comes down to what’s most important on this blog. Which is:

      Am I satisfied with this post? Yes I am. Is it a review? No. Can everyone else go hang? Yessiree!

      Unlike your honored self, I am not a public servant doing good for the hoi poloi. These posts and reviews (when they are more than just ratings) are for my own benefit. It is simply a BONUS if anyone else benefits.

      But as to the unfair advantage. Definitely not. It gives me an advantage, but not unfair. Much like I don’t think Mozart had an unfair advantage over me when it comes to saxophone composing and playing, He might have been a wee bit better (scholars are still debating that point though) but he practiced WAAAAAAY more than me. And since I actually read this book, I have an advantage over those who did not. They have to earn my respect just like I did for myself by reading this.

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    1. I enjoyed it and I definitely agreed with Heinlein’s take that civic responsibility should be a lot harder than it is now.
      He and I definitely disagree on the level of uncorruptibility of his system and his harping on humans being nothing more than animals grated.

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      1. I definitely agree with the first statement, although he goes a bit too far… and yes, the system he described could easily deteriorate… we differ on the issue of soul, obviously 😉

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    1. It was also a very Ayn Rand book. In that the author put out their philosophy using the characters as mouth pieces.

      Looking around though, this might have easily been one of the first in the Mil-SF genre.

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