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Starship Troopers

Penguin Putnam
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Military
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Starship Troopers is a classic novel by one of science fictions greatest writers of all time and is now a Tri-Star movie and a recommended reading in the Armed Forces. In one of Heinleins most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankinds most frightening enemy.

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    vmreyes, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 04:15:34 UTC.
    1st review

    This is a great book. A recommended read for everyone.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:27:42 UTC.

    Ignore the movie, read the book. It presents and interesting idea on citizenship and duty.

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    BLUEOFWATER, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:07:55 UTC.


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    aaaaaacaa, Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:08:52 UTC.

    Amazing book

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    Jeremy0311, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 18:00:05 UTC.

    The book is ten times better than the movie

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    Anonymous, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 23:32:28 UTC.

    I agree with the other reviews. Ignore the movies and read the book. It is a very more intellectual book.

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    PeterJC, Wed, 25 Feb 2009 02:40:32 UTC.

    Heinlein is one of the best writers ever. I strongly suggest that EVERYONE read ALL of his books.

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    CID163, Wed, 17 Jun 2009 07:55:28 UTC.


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    Anonymous, Wed, 17 Jun 2009 08:01:25 UTC.

    The description is right, this book is is read by cadets at both the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and at the U.S. Naval Academy at Anapolis. If you are a Soldier or a Marine, ESPECIALLY if you are combat arms, and you have not read are WRONG. This is THE definitive work on the positive use of violence to effect change and for the importance of civic duty.
    When I was going through Army initial entry training, the Chaplain showed us the movie Red Dawn...stopped it now and then to talk about the positives of killing and would read exerpts from this book, Starship Troopers, to support egments of Red Dawn.
    That is priceless education. And I am a big believer in militaristic culture.

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    bbennettdcfc, Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:37:26 UTC.

    I am normally not a fan of futuristic books/movies, yet this is a book I have read several times and have enjoyed every time. Highly recommended reading.

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    angelfire77, Fri, 27 Nov 2009 05:47:04 UTC.

    My favorite work of science fiction. Service equals citizenship! It's about a nation achieving the truest form of freedom, one bound by sacrifice and honor. Interesting point in the book, Force solves more issues than anything else. When all else fails, if our democracy collapses, it will be the veterans who will save us from chaos and destruction. Very prophetic! Sign me up! I certainly would like to know more! Mobile Infantry all the way!!!

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    matruiz12, Sat, 05 Dec 2009 16:26:23 UTC.

    good book, of you liked the movie you will like the book even more

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    East_Village, Sun, 13 Dec 2009 03:19:13 UTC.

    Great book. I would recommend David Drake's Hammers Slammers series to anyone who enjoyed it

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    mack77, Mon, 03 May 2010 07:55:35 UTC.

    Great book. The movies are a disgrace to the story.

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    nightwatch, Sun, 09 May 2010 05:10:50 UTC.

    I agree, I enjoyed the book more than the movie, but the movie was awesome too. Too bad they waited until the last one to introduce the suits that they have in the book

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    sat233238, Sun, 16 May 2010 03:08:21 UTC.

    Thank you for reviewing my all time favorite novel. An Annaplolis graduate, he examined many important themes in the story (completely glossed over in the film), the most important being the concept of only veterans as voters in society. Loyalty, sacrifice, honor are qualities those who have served have a unique appreciation for. Mr. Heinlein did a superb job communicating this priniple in the novel.

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    tanstaafl, Mon, 17 Jan 2011 04:11:00 UTC.

    Heinlein has been one of my favorite authors since 7th or 8th grade. Even his 'juveniles' written under pseudonyms are solid works. I'm gonna have to re-read Starship Troopers again after reading all these reviews!
    "Specialization is for insects"!

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    MACK2014, Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:11:13 UTC.


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    lanier38345, Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:24:37 UTC.

    The movie and the book could use some more action.

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