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Edge of Tomorrow Mass Market Paperback – 8 May 2014


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc; Org Mti edition (8 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421560879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421560878
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 784,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in 1970. After a career in information technology, he published his first novel Wizards' Web in 2003. His 2004 short story Saitama Chainsaw Massacre won the 16th SF Magazine Reader's Award. His other novels include Characters (co-written with Hiroki Azuma) and All You Need is KILL, which was published by Haikasoru in 2009.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jbukspan on 29 Jun 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good ideas, not so greatly written - was part of it due to translation problems?...

Many original ideas, and even after having seen the film, I still could appreciate them. However, the writing is often disjointed (with weaknesses in grammar and vocabularly) and there are inconsistencies in the logic.

The film is not perfect but the storyline was certainly improved during the adaptation process.

I don't regret having read the book, but seeing the film is enough.
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By Kathy on 3 Dec 2014
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Great book, nice easy read.
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Amazon.com: 19 reviews
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Great, easy read. 14 July 2014
By Tony - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book, great movie. The book is quite different from the film so it's worth the read and it's an easy one at that. For anyone that is concerned about whether the movie tie in edition is the same as the actual light novel "All You Need Is Kill", I can assure you that the two are the exact same aside from the cover art since I own both editions because I'm rich and can do s*** like that.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good Listen 23 May 2014
By Anthony Liu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It was better than I thought it would be. Overall I did really enjoy the audio book. Read through 80% of the graphic novel before listening to this. You don't get the action packed sequences of a graphic novel, but they add more info to the story. It got more into the hero's head with this version, which is the strength of the book format. It was written in the tone of a solider, which I liked. I know they changed lots of things in the movie, but I can't wait to see it. I think the narrator sounded way to old and American, instead of a young Japanese solider, but they probably did that because most American wouldn't like it the other way.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Groundhog Day plus some great war movie plus Aliens equals Edge of Tomorrow 4 Jun 2014
By AudioBookReviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Remember in Groundhog Day with Bill Murray when the alarm clock kept going off with the same weather forecast? And how Murray could remember everything from the previous iterations of the day? That is the best way I can describe this story. Groundhog Day plus some great war movie plus Aliens equals Edge of Tomorrow.

Here we get to know Keiji Kiriya just another solider trying to stave off the impeding invasion. Technology has expanded considerably to what we know of now, and all soldiers are give a suit that gives them super strength, fast reaction times, more stamina, etc. However, they can still be killed, as Kirya was. Then something strange happens were he wakes up with this strange feeling that his dream wasn't a dream, but couldn't be sure. However, they can still be killed, as Kirya was. Then something strange happens were he wakes up with this strange feeling that his dream wasn't a dream, but couldn't be sure. Until Kiriya starts to be able to recite what was going to happen and when from his dreams.

Then he tries to get smart. Realizing that he can remember everything that he does he begin training. Training to become more like the most decorated American solider, the Full Metal Bitch. He slowly begins to realize that he has more in common with her than he would have ever thought before. He then starts to piece together what must be done get get unstuck from the loop he is caught in.

Several laugh out loud moments. Great action scenes. I was able to connect with Kiriya and wish he would just figure it out. I remember thinking, "He's going to make it out...[heavy sigh]", feeling like my dreams had been crushed. Not too short and not too long. Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition): All You Need Is Kill will be great for giving you your science fiction military fix in a hurry.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Dying to Live Another Day 8 Jun 2014
By tvtv3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, Keiji Kiriya is a green recruit in the United Defense Force, an international alliance brought together to fight and destroy the invasion of planet Earth by a race of creatures known as Mimics. At least that's what everyone believes, but as the readers learns about halfway through the novel, the Mimics really aren't what they appear to be. During his first battle, Keiji kills a Mimic moments before dying. Then he wakes up to find himself relieving his life from two days ago. He dies again and wakes up two days before his death and on and on the seemingly endless time loop goes on. Keiji decides to take advantage of the situation and use his time to turn himself into the best possible solider and weapon that he can. His physical body doesn't alter, but his mind and memory muscle doing, as he slowly transforms from a green and raw recruit into a disciplined and alert killing machine. Keiji patterns his improvement on the greatest solider the world has ever known: Rita Vrataski.

I purchased ALL YOU NEED IS KILL after seeing a trailer for the movie THE EDGE OF TOMORROW. The trailer piqued my interest and when I learned the film was based off a book, I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. I really enjoyed the book and it was a very quick read as I read it in less than two days. Besides being told from Keiji Kiriya's point of view, there are parts in the novel that are told from Rita Vrataski's point of view as well as being told from the point of an outside narrator. The story has an open-ended conclusion: the details of the story are wrapped up, but the war goes on. It this since, the book reminded me of STARSHIP TROOPERS.

At the end of the book, there's a short note from the author that basically explains that the inspiration for ALL YOU NEED IS KILL came from playing video games and trying to level up a player. I found that to be quite interesting.

Overall, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL is a highly entertaining sci-fi novel with a slight military bent that is based around a great premise. It's a quick read. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
All in a good way. I loved the book 30 Jun 2014
By Arizona NROTC alum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
The movie was different from the book. All in a good way. I loved the book. It was a quick read. I also loved the movie. Both were really good in their own ways.
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