Book Review of
Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids.
Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job…
I loved Starship Troopers. I enjoyed it more that 2001: a Space Odyssey. A friend told me that it was one of his favorite science fiction books, and now I think it might be mine. It does have a bit of a slow start. It begins with almost current time or flash forward and then goes back to earlier in the narrators life. But once the narrator get into the military, I could not put it down.
It does cover some controversial issues and does have war scenes. I think that Heinlein did a fascinating job of predicting the future in a way that I have not really read before. He brings up criticism of the past and criticism of the future he has created. If you are a sci-fi fan, I think this one is should be on your tbr list.