Thursday, December 31
Book Review: Redshirts
Author: John Scalzi
Pages: Ebook 217
Summary: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship's captain, its chief science...
My Rating: 8/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: The book started out strong it was funny, a bit corney and campy but funny - while I did find it lost me a bit in the middle, it did end up being a good read.
I think the most redeeming part of the book was the last paragraph of chapter 23 and chapter 24. I won't say much to avoid spoilers, but that saved the entire book for me - it just made me laugh out loud and it was fitting with the entire theme of the book - especially with how the first half of the book went.
The parts I didn't like was that during the middle the flow of the book just didn't mesh as well as it did during the first half, and some of the plot was became to jumbled - it still worked for the story but there was something about it that just didn't feel the same.
Otherwise it was a fun read - and it helped me get out of my massive reading slump I've had.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, if you are looking for a quick, mindless funny read it's a good choice.
What to read next: More by the author
Challenges: 100+ Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, New Author Challenge