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5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps better than The Forever War, 2 Aug 2000
This review is from: Mindbridge (Gollancz SF collector's edition) (Paperback)
Though certain elements seem dated now (the typewriter memos, with deletions using slashes!), this is the Haldeman book I enjoy rereading the most. The style can be a little tedious at first, being made up of extracts from diaries, official reports, etc., but a fascinating story builds up during the first half of the book. The main protagonist is believable, and I find it easy to accept him as real. The 21st century world as portrayed in the book is also easy to buy into. Though the ending is perhaps weaker than the first part of the book, I do love the little twist at the end, and it finishes the story far better than the ending of Forever War. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Mr Gollancz, Where's the Last Chapter?, 15 Sep 2000
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This review is from: Mindbridge (Gollancz SF collector's edition) (Paperback)
Indeed. Chapter 53 - "For they shall be called the children of God" seems to have been missed out of my copy - and all the others I've checked in various bookshops. Even without the last few pages, this is an entertaining and original read that uses a variety of different narrative techniques (including graphs, tables, mathematical formulae, staffing rotas and scripted dialogue) to convey the story of the discovery of an alien creature able to channel the telepathic abilities of people who touch it. Don't be put off by Haldeman's experiments with narrative presentation - if you enjoyed The Forever War then you'll enjoy this as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Joe Haldeman book, 26 May 2014
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Another treasure from Joe, every book that I pick up from this author is a pleasure. Go ahead and give this a go, you will not be disapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic SF tale - but..., 17 May 2014
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This is one of my favourite Haldeman novels, along with Forever War and Forever Peace. A strong character study of a flawed and conflicted faced with extraordinary dilemmas, It was inevitable that I would buy this as an e-book, It's one of those books you like to read every year or two, just to remind yourself how good it is.

HOWEVER:

I should point out that as usual with the Gollancz / Gateway e-books, this is absolutely riddled with OCR errors. I find it shocking that a respected name such as Gollancz should allow this level of sloppiness, but it happens time after time. I buy a lot of e-books, and this is absolutely the worst publisher. The Megapacks (by Wildside Press) you can buy on Amazon for as little as 37p have gone through far more thorough proofreading!

Please, Gollancz / Gateway, employ a proofreader for your e-books! (I'm available at very low rates!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great service, 23 Jan 2013
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as expected first time using the service, found easy to use and very quick, will be using the service again
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