Finally read Starship Troopers

I enjoyed the movie by Paul Verhoven, the guy who also directed one of my favorite movies, Robocop. I had always heard the book was legendary, so I finally made it through to reading it. What a letdown. Instead of being better than the book, it was far dryer and more detailed while coincidently much less graphic. All the cool bug stuff is almost completely left out, while way too much time is spent spouting boring technicalities regarding army organization. I know the author is ex Navy. So maybe he is more accurate in some of the small details regarding military units, but it would help if he concentrated on inserting an interesting story while he was at it. Really disappointing. Especially after I liked “Old Man’s War” so much, and I learned how much the author of that book looked up to Heinlein.


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