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A Fine Old Debate About Starship Troopers 
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:50 pm
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Even as a bona fide peacnik in the early 70s when I first read the book, I liked it, but what I have come to notice over subsequent re-readings is how *talky* the thing is.
The real criticism of Starship Troopers is not that it glorifies war or proves Heinlein was a fascist, but there's just so much not happening vs. happening. There are interesting scenes at first, Johnny at school and bucking the old man, and a couple of great battle scenes, but a lot of it is just Johnny thinking about stuff. Kinda tedious last time I read it.


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I have always marveled at the lack of reading comprehension of those accusing ST of glorifying war.


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