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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 17 July 2008
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This review is from: Starship Troopers (Paperback)
I first read "Starship Troopers" as a young teenager in 1960 and it had a massive effect on me. Apart from being a first rate story, even at the tender age of 14 I agreed with Heinlein's philosophies.
At the time it was released (1959) the book was attacked as being "fascist". However, it has stood the test of time well, and there are many of us who would welcome Heinlein's method of dealing with troublesome youngsters and adults.
Take a walk around any council estate at night (if you dare) and see if you wouldn't agree to young thugs being publicly flogged.
Excellent book - my 1960 copy (cost 5/- in old money) has fallen to bits and I have purchased another from Amazon. One of the best sci-fi books ever written.
Read and enjoy (and the film ain't too bad either!)

PS Whoever proof read this print must have had a lisp. When refering to British and American warships they are prefixed "HMS" and "USS" and not
"HMF" and "USF" (Page 167)
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Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 27 Sep 2011 21:42:06 BDT
Behan says:
HMF/USF = "Her Majesty's/United States Frigate", doofus!

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 22:43:04 GMT
M. W. Stone says:
Oh, frigate!
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