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The Forever War

a book review

product linkThe Forever War
authorJoe Haldeman
date reviewed2001.04.23

This is sci-fi, a la Heinlein. I'm not a big fan of the sci-fi as metaphor genre, and this is a definite example. In reality, this is a novel about the Vietnam War, and although it was enormously popular when published, I found it irritatingly old-fashioned in its heroic depiction of the main character and the ease by which major things tend to happen in the plot.

I couldn't finish it, and found myself flipping through the last three quarters!

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