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Zie there you have it. Like I said, the last few hundred pages make the whole book worthwhile, with a much bigger emotional hit when [spoiler for [book: Scalzi absolutely nails the teenager narration, though you’ll have to take that statement with a grain of salt seeing as how neither the author nor myself have ever been teenage girls.

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Hickory and Dickory also get much expanded roles, as they would have to, given their relationship with Zoe. Zoe doesn’t feel like a 16 year old, more like a 12 year old.

The Obin volunteer anyway and win the prize. Instead, she tells the Obin that she’s tired of carrying the weight of her divinity with them and says they owe her nothing. This book does not tell anything new and it doesn’t bring anything new to light.

Old Man’s War 4.

John Scalzi returns to his popular “Old Man’s War” universe with a parallel novel to the last entry, told from the perspective of Zoe Boutin Perry. Lock In Unlocked: You know who lives txle who dies, you know everything.


I am sad to say that from volume to volume the series clearly loses its attractiveness and quality.

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This is my general ttale regarding the whole series: View all 3 comments. Substance – Nothing really happens in this book.

Maybe he could have had Perry and Zoe telling these tales side-by-side within the same volume. Does she have a problem with her adoptive father’s betrayal of the CU?

While the Roanoke Colony survive with the Conclave breathing down its neck? The Lost Colony lived up to your consisently high level of writing acumen. Scalzi’s strength is that you can read his novels in any order and while having some background will enhance some aspects of the novels, it’s not required.

Who has time for all that with all this homework!

Published August 19th by Tor Books first published August The book is really difficult to rate, so let me explain quickly why it is only a 2 for me. How can any self-respecting author of speculative fiction find fulfillment in writing novels for young readers? I think there was some halfhearted attempt at meta involved here becau Well, that’s left me feeling quite whelmed to say the hohn.

This is a redo of the previous book in the “series” it’s not really serial anymore, is it? I will continue to the Human Division but honestly just for the sake of finishing the series.

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Many scazli the initial chapters say things like “My dad gave t First impressions: And I’m pretty sure that John Scalzi did a better job of writing a teenage girl than I could have done. View all 17 comments. I’m not sure tae Audible doesn’t have her credited. I’d like to take this book and smack those readers across the head with it lightly. Refresh and try again. I like seeing some of the events from Zoe’s perspective, but also like finding out what the heck Zoe was doing with her friend Gretchen and her boyfriend Enzo, while Jane and John were leading the colony.


Though she’s more self-aware and clever than any teenager I’ve ever known, I was willing to go along with it simply for the pleas I think “John Wcalzi is actually a teenage girl who’s too smart for her own good. Jul 09, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: A player and a pawn in a interstellar johnn match to save humanity, or to see it fall. It is the fourth full-length book in the Old Man’s War universe.

She only cares about the way it affects her family and friends. Just keeping up my lifelong tradition of rooting for the underdog. Not cursing, no sexual talk, basically nothing like real teenagers. If anything, the compelling nature of “Zoe’s Tale” will have those who haven’t read the previous installments heading to a bookstore or library to see what they’ve missed.