Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This fast-paced interstellar military drama doesn’t The Ghost Brigades (Old Man’s War) – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets . Though labeled a sequel to Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades is very much a While it expands upon ideas introduced in the earlier novel, John Scalzi. Rather than continue the story of John Perry, year-old recruit to the Colonial Defense Forces, The Ghost Brigades shifts focus to the.

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Can I have a job writing your next movie? But, the biggest let-down was how disappointing the characters were. Scalzi uses speaker tags on every single line of dialogue. The secondary characters are all basically the same person, and the exposition between them is way too obvious and unrealistic. I’m looking forward to reading The Last Colony, and I hope that it’s a similar ghozt in that, too. While it expands ghoost ideas introduced in the earlier novel, John Scalzi doesn’t require you to have read it to become fully absorbed in this one.

There were almost none heavy philosophical pondering and tricky existential questions in the previous book.

The Ghost Brigades

Start with Old Man’s War: Apr 11, Kevin Kelsey rated it liked it Shelves: I have a soft spot for writers who are this thoughtful. Apr 27, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Before reading this book, a bunch of people had told me that it wasn’t very good, didn’t live up to its predecessor, Old Man’s War. I also saw the thing with the kid coming a mile off.


Eat the fucking cookie. Just now you chose to read my review out of a million other things you could have done, so thank you gost that.

Cover brifades first edition hardcover. But even if I. You will get spoilers for the first book, and the first book describes the aliens more. Wink the Astrokitty scali by Matt Olson.

View all 7 comments. One thing I really, really liked as a random small touch was the characterisation of Harvey, near the end. What can I say about The Ghost Brigades? Could you hit the button for the top floor, please?

View all 10 comments. As we learned in the previous book, the Special Forces are brigsdes different to the average CDF soldier. The Ghost Brigades Cover of first edition hardcover.

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I spend much of the morning slicing, dicing and simmering. Personally, I found the MC less enticing.

However, I read it in June brigwdes I have just read this second volume three years joyn. Thank you for reminding me of that, Jared. Because the universe in this series is a hostile, war-torn place where everything poses a threat to the human race, much of what humanity once valued in science fiction has to be discarded — especially the narratives involving friendly first-contacts and highly-evolved, utopian alien saviors.

Maybe he’ll revisit it in 20 years with a rewrite? Of course, my genetically enhanced bodies are green and yours were blue so I guess that makes brigaces the difference, right? There is a 5 star book in here, absolutely, but this isn’t it. Every successful sf author seems to have a popular series to call their own. The Ghost Brigades takes place sometime after the events of Old Man’s WarI am not sure how much time has elapsed as this book features almost all new characters, except Jane Sagan.


Dirac is able to posthumously neutralize Boutin by leaving a Trojan horse in a BrainPal message, oxidizing his body’s smart blood and killing him. We learn a lot more about the universe in this book, especially the Ghost Brigades of course.

Return to Book Page. The Ghost Brigades deals almost exclusively with the Special Forces who have been nicknamed the Ghost Brigades on account of their entire Forces using the bodies of people who did not enter the military, but for whom a clone body was created, for new consciences. There is a mad scientist who turns traitor and likes to monologue his plans to our hero. I don’t know if I boiled instead of simmered, uncovered instead of gghost, or failed to sneak in extra secret spice.

In fact, he’s mentioned in passing about once or twice, but that’s it. And I’m not sure the antagonist’s motives were explored clearly enough. Recommended – for readers who want to complete their Military Sci-Fi collection. The characters are not particularly complex but they tend to be sympathetic and likable.

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