Read Starship Troopers Online Free - In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe--and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||335 pages|
October 15, 2014
My first impulse is to dismiss it as an appalling piece of militaristic propaganda, whose one saving grace is that it's at least much better than the movie. But that wouldn't be doing the book justice. With all its faults, I simply loved it as a 14 year old, and I'm in no way alone there. Why is...
June 25, 2017
I first read this back in early high school, maybe 26-30 years ago, and over time my memory of the book had been diluted by memories of the film and by thoughts of a similar Hugo award winning novel, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.
I’m glad that I re-visited this one, because in the 30 years sin...
April 18, 2008
Starship Troopers is listed amongst the recommended books by the United States Air Force for a reason. For those who plan on pursuing a military career, this book exhibits the very ideals upon which our current military standards are based. Camaraderie, Sacrifice, and Responsibility are more than...
February 14, 2018
I first read Starship Troopers as an impressionable teenager. My dad had a lot of SF books around the house, particularly Heinlein's, and I read most of them, except the especially sexy ones that he hid from me. (I read several of them later and hated them. But that's a different story.) And I ha...
August 17, 2015
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“Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain.”
Since NPH is one of the reasons Starship Troopers remains a favorite film of mine, I think I’ll let him express my sentimen...
April 08, 2009
Where do I even begin? For starters, I should let the reader know that I'm not basing my score on the politics of the book (as laughable as I think they are) but on the plot of the book, or rather the complete lack of a plot in the book. While things do happen, some of them pretty big, Mr. Heinle...
November 27, 2017
I enjoyed this book greatly. While I certainly can't be said to agree with Heinlein on every aspect of life, politics, or theology...I do appreciate where he's coming from in this book. (Remember it's a 1959 book, before the idiotic handling of Vietnam became apparent). There are thought provokin...
May 13, 2010
Big nasty communist spiders are attacking Earth and all the planets it has colonized! It's a battle between man and bug, and who is to save us?
I'll tell you who! Guys with really fucking big guns, that's who! With spacesuits that make it so they can jump over buildings, and deflect bullets, and d...
August 13, 2014
"What do you mean 'They' cut the power? How could they cut the power man they're animals!"
Aliens (sure it's the wrong movie, but a cool quote nevertheless)
The book has very little in common with the movie. The film is something that is ubiquitous on cable. You can probably see the entire thing i...
January 16, 2017
The first book that I read by Robert Heinlein turned out to be a surprise in more than one way. I picked it because it seemed to be the short and fun story among them, and saved his other famous works for later.
The problem with many classics is that they are painfully tedious. The problem with ma...