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.
Audiobook submitted for review by the publisher.