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5.0 out of 5 stars Groundhog Troopers, 15 Dec 2013
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You could summarise this book as being a cross between Groundhog Day and Starship Troopers. Kenji is our main character and he is entering his first battle against the invading alien force. He dies and the re-awakens 30 hours before the battle. He is then forced to relive the battle again and again.

Soon to be made into a Hollywood Film (renamed Edge of Tomorrow and starring Tom Cruise) this is a short but intriguing novel. It tells its story well and gradually unfolds the drama of the repeating battles without going into each trip rounds the cycle. I enjoyed the whole premise and yes it might start like Groundhog Day but it soon becomes its own entity and all the better for it. I felt myself struggling occasionally with the usual paradoxes of time travel but the narrative and story are given a momentum by the entire concept that keeps you reading and hoping Kenji can find tomorrow. The conclusion is something I enjoyed and after reading this I'm interested in the film but also in the author. Sci-fi fans will be well rewarded by this book.
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