October Reading Log

Starship Troopers – Robert A Heinlein

I’ve wanted to read Starship Troopers for a while. When the movie came out in 1997, I wasn’t interested in seeing it because I kept hearing it described as “Starship Bloopers.” In fact, when it was on television about 8 years later, it took 2 people to convince me what I was watching was not a parody, but the actual movie.

So I recently knuckled down and got the audiobook. What I found was an enjoyable listen, and not all that like the movie. I will say though, I agree with the people who say the book has aged okay, but not that well. In the book, Johnnie uses swell to describe things that are good, a lot. Also, the women don’t fight alongside the men, like they do in the movie, but instead only pilot ships.

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