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The forever war

  • 1.53 MB
  • English
Alfred A. Knopf , New York
Iraq War,
StatementDexter Filkins.
LC ClassificationsDS79.76 .F53 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16681420M
LC Control Number2008011761

The Forever War () by American author Joe Haldeman is a rather deceptive book. For the first few chapters the novel reads like a standard Starship Troopers military science fiction novel detailing an interstellar war between humans and aliens (the Taurans), recruits getting trained to turn them into bad-asses and hi-tech weapons being by: The Forever War [is] about all wars, everywhere–and a book that will be read fifty years from now.” —Andrew Corsello, GQ “Dexter Filkins is one of war writings’ modern marvels, a writer of tremendous gifts and appropriate grit to go where others will not.” —Henry C.

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Jackson, Associated PressCited by: The Forever War is one such book, and like those others still carries with it that air of recognition and possibility.” —Jonathan Lethem “Perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam/5(K). Joe Haldemans book, The Forever War is engaging, well-written, and meaningful, originally published in It was a Hugo and Nebula winner.

I read an edition published in which Haldeman identified as the definitive edition/5. The Forever War is a collection of his experiences, told as stories, and committed to print. Regardless of your political views or your views on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I would encourage you to read this book if you are looking for a fascinating, first-hand perspective on the wars, as told by an author who seeks first to understand, and then to be understood/5().