Since NPH is one of the reasons Starship Troopers remains a favorite film of mine, I think I’ll let him express my sentiments on the paper version . . .
I need to realize that sometimes it’s okay to not read the book. Starship Troopers is such a cult classic – it’s just soooooo bad that it somehow became great. The book, on the other hand? Well – it clearly inspired the film, but it doesn’t have the same style at all. Translation – the book is smart and while I was reading I was all like . . .
because I am stupid.
Things I found enjoyable were as follows:
1. The characters were from Terra. Know who else is from Terra????
2. There was plenty of world building. Barely a grain of sand went without being described . . .
3. In a roundabout way it was still a story of war with icky critters . . .
The bad??? It was boring. We’re talking a real snooze-a-rama . . .
The style is definitely love it or hate it and sadly I didn’t love it. I wanted this . . . .
Instead, I got something that read like a futuristic military member’s journal. And it wasn’t even someone awesome like Captain Kirk or Picard – it was more like the life and styles of one Ensign Crusher. Y’all know what the reaction to that would be, right????